A Divine Comedy, an exhibition of 10 paintings by artist Danielle Kosann, will open with an artist reception on Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Rosenbaum Contemporary’s Palm Beach gallery, 2 Via Parigi • Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Fla. The reception is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP to email@example.com or (561) 994-9180 x201. Kosann’s works will remain on exhibit through February 29 and can be viewed during regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Kosann creates intricate narratives, often tinged with humor and satire, within her paintings. She playfully uses references from Instagram imagery, theater, film, books and art history to create colorful, whimsical worlds that feel familiar and nostalgic while appealing to our desire to escape, whether in real life or through technology. A nod to Dante’s epic poem, A Divine Comedy, the works in the exhibition also explore the fine line between escape and excess. Kosann works large to completely immerse the viewer in each scene.
Through her work, Kosann also explores the dualities of what it means to be human and the way in which, when we escape from reality, we tap into other versions of ourselves, especially when we get lost in something that brings us joy or reprieve. In this vein, Kosann often paints humans—especially the women who dominate the worlds she creates—as animal-like creatures.
Kosann is a contributing artist to Graydon Carter’s Air Mail. Her special projects include limited edition prints for The Carlyle Hotel and collaborations with luxury brands including scarves for Bergdorf Goodman and a mural for Marfa Stance. A Divine Comedy is her first solo exhibition.