White room

By GREG COOK  |  February 4, 2009

This imagery is followed by jagged lines that bring to mind an explosion and rows of doorways that suggest prison cells or catacombs. The final wall features drawings of buildings on hilltops, the broken chair on fire, a patchwork checkerboard pattern of what looks like a rolling valley, and a mini-reiteration of all the drawings on the wall.

Daou's draftsmanship doesn't stand out, but its sturdy enough to carry a mood. The symbols all seem to be about fractures, emptiness, violence, death. Add in the disorienting whiteness of the room, and the project radiates anxiety and impending doom.

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