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Rietumu Capital Centre, 7 Vesetas Street

After the opening of Dace Liela’s exhibition “Paintings” on October 20 in the Western Bank’s new exhibition hall, the bank has kindly offered to host exhibitions of contemporary art in the future in their new, modern building at 7, Vesetas Street in Riga. Mr. Sergejs Grodnikovs, the public relations manager of the bank, suggested that Daugava Gallery should select an artist whose works would be displayed to start the exhibition program. Mr. Grodnikovs has always shown an interest in the events presented by the Gallery. His presence turns every meeting into an interesting talk on art, literature, music, films and on everything that is going on in the cultural life of Latvia and in the world.
Our choice was Dace Lielā whose talent and high professionalism won’t leave anyone indifferent. The exposition is comprised of her latest works. Dace’s paintings are usually of nature and may or may not include a figure, but the presence of man, his attitudes and moods are always felt in all her paintings whether depicting fields of Latvia in winter, mountains, rivers, ponds or the sea.
Dace Lielā: “All seas and oceans have some kind of magical allure, probably because you can’t see the opposite shore. Even if people don’t swim, go fishing, take boat rides or cruises, they will sit for hours by the sea shore and peer into the distance deep in thought, or they can stroll by the sea for miles on end. Is the edge of the sea some kind of border place? I like to think this visual vastness makes people happy.
I’ve long been attracted by the temptation to paint the sea or, more precisely, the image of the sea, a sea where nothing is happening except for a slight breeze. The constantly changing surface of the water depending on the light, wind and season, the rhythm and sound of the waves inspires meditative thoughts and feelings. I don’t know if it can be painted but the methodical study of the visual interaction between sky and water, the material properties depending on the light or the changes in colour and tonality in space is an attempt to create an illusion of time and space on a flat plane.
The ‘heroes’ of the painting are water and the sky. Neither air nor water have colour but a specific sea and sky do... I have to know why.
The point of view is the person and the horizon in their field of vision. Horizon – horizontal – distance.
The drawing is formed by the water’s surface that has been disturbed by the wind thus disarranging the mirror image of the sky. It is a series of tiny randomnesses that can combine in larger rhythms.
The materiality of the water has, to great extent, been determined by the means and technique of painting. My choice is acrylic paints. By mixing them with water the work process itself becomes closer to the essence of water. Everything flows and changes. One of the visual properties of water is its transparency which can be noticed by painting thinly and applying many coats of varnish.
Usually when I begin a work, I paint what is under water but in the end this becomes a secret.”

Gallery Daugava has published album "Maija Nora Tabaka"

Artist Līga Purmale has been awarded with The Order of the Three Stars

Vija Zariņa and Kaspars Zariņš exhibition "Paralēli" has won the award "Kilogram of Culture 2017"

In the last quarter of the year 2017 Dainis Pundurs is nominated for the Purvīša prize

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Greetings from Gallery Daugava

The painter Dace Lielā has been awarded the Three-star Order, which is the highest distinction of our coutry

Artist Andris Eglītis has been elected as the head of painting department in Art Academy of Latvia

Maija Nora Tabaka has been awarded with the Cabinet of Ministers award

Latvian National Television visits the gallery on the opening day of Dace Lielā's solo exhibition

Meeting with artist Jānis Murovskis

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Gallery Daugava

New edition "Kārlis Baumanis 100" by Daugava Gallery

Dainis Pundurs Receives the Highest Honor for Achievements in Ceramic Art

Four Upcoming Ceramists in Daugava Gallery

The President of Latvia and His Spouse visit Daugava Gallery

The Birds Have Gathered in Alksnāja Street

Christmas and New Year Greetings

Kristīne Markus` exhibition "The Place" in Alūksne Museum.

Dace Lielā` exhibition "Paintings" has won in the spring voting of "Kilogram of Culture 2015".

Kaspars Teodors Brambergs has just returned from residence in Austria.

The King of Norway receives a painting by Dace Lielā.

The gallery Daugava` new exhibition space at 1 Ausekļa Street.

Opening of the new gallery Daugava exhibition space at 1 Ausekļa Street.

Gallery Daugava at Affordable Art Fair in Stockholm.

Gallery Daugava has published a book Baiba Vegere.

Kristīne Markus. Snails parade.

Sanda Skujiņa. Coreografia Piatta. Specchia, Italy.

Pēteris Martinsons. Bronze bust opening in Kecskemet .

Contact. Graphics.

Dace Lielā Laureate of Diena Annual Culture Award 2013.

Opening of the Exhibition Presidental portraits.

Alberts Francisks Pauliņš. Gallery Daugava. 2013.-84 pages

Jānis Annuss. Gallery Daugava. 2013.-48 pages

Art Academy students awarded Boriss Bērziņš' scholarschip

Projection. Janis John Annus

Foreign Minister to present EU High Representative with painting by Kaspars Zariņš, Special Flowers

Dainis Pundurs. "Diena" Annual Culture Award

Andris Eglitis. Purvitis Prize 2013

Biruta Delle. Gallery Daugava. 2013.-263 pages

Carmel Skutelsky. Gallery Daugava. 2012.-92 pages

Students who recieved the Boriss Bērziņš's scholarship had a meeting with Mr. Guntis Rāvis

Art Academy students awarded Boriss Bērziņš' scholarschip

Uģis Auziņš. Rustica. Opening of the Exhibition

Exhibition in two parts:
I. Imants Vecozols. Routine Close Up
II. Imants Vecozols & his students

Vilnis Titāns. Gallery Daugava.2011. — 152 pages

Mr. Guntis Rāvis had a meeting with the students who received the Boriss Bērziņš’s scholarship in the previous academic year...

Opening of the Exhibition Days of Art in Rietumu Bank, Rietumu Capital Centre, 7 Vesetas Street

Opening of the Exhibition Seasons in Painting, Rietumu Capital Centre, 7 Vesetas Street

Opening of Laima Bikše's Exhibition, Rietumu Capital Centre, 7 Vesetas Street

Opening of Dace Lielā's Exhibition, Rietumu Capital Centre, 7 Vesetas Street

The President of Latvia is visiting Gallery Daugava to view the exhibition On the Way of Biruta Delle

Art Academy students awarded Boriss Bērziņš’ scholarship

The President of Latvia is visiting Aleksejs Naumovs' Exhibition Landscape. XXI Century Gallery Daugava

Opening of the new Nordea house

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Ausekļa street 1 (entrance from Elizabetes Street), Riga, Latvia

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