July 16, 2009
This piece (titled: Atomization of Matter - from the 2008 Morphology series) hangs above Dara's workspace in her studio. It's one you must view in person to do it justice. I stood (mildly intoxicated) staring at it in awe, as Dara told me she has been holding back. This surprised me. You may not see it in her work...but she has. Her newer more abstract works have only begun their transformation. She is done with others sharing her name. According to the new (still testing, so this may change) Dara Allyson Mahlkeck (formerly known as Dara Allison Harvey ...maiden name of Malkuch) she is ready to let go and see what happens.
I am excited to see this more aggressive side in the future as her new style unfolds. I am very fortunate to have Dara, a completely amazingly inspirational and brilliant artist, as a friend.
Dara updates her website as new works become available. Also, she has a great show up at the Tin Man until the end of the month for all you Spokanites who want to check out her work in person. (As you should)