House Becomes You at Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet



AUGUST 16 – OCTOBER 6, 2018

Opening Reception Thursday, August 16, 6-8pm

Gaa Gallery Welfleet



Gaa Gallery Wellfleet is pleased to announce the August 16 opening of House Becomes You, a collaborative exhibition of works by Dani (Leventhal) ReStack and Sheilah (Wilson) ReStack. House Becomes You features sculptural collage and video work that mine the visceral layers of meaning embedded in collective notions of family, domesticity, and physical desire.


The works in House Becomes You use video stills that are pulled from A Hand in Two Ways; Fisted (2017). The stills act as a background for material constructions that range from handmade holders for plexiglass to the stitching of colored gels onto the felted image. The works are marked by their conflation of material and content— foam, felt, bags of water, steel and plexiglass, frame the vulnerable physical body that is presented as erotic, sutured, slack and banal. In bringing unlike things together, the exhibition joins the feral with the domestic in a radiant illumination of queer desire, motherhood, and human understanding.

 Push down for Laura, 2018  Cardboard box, steel, charcoal, pastel, acetate, video still on synthetic fleece blanket.  59x37x15

Push down for Laura, 2018

Cardboard box, steel, charcoal, pastel, acetate, video still on synthetic fleece blanket.


Public Intimacies at Images Festival, Toronto

"Public Intimacies" is an exhibition of moving image installations taking place in hotel rooms at the Super 8 Hotel in Toronto’s Chinatown. Speaking to the boundaries between public and private space, the works challenge our notions of domesticity and contemplate themes of intimacy, expressions of sexuality, desire, and identity.

Monday, April 16, 3-4PM
A conversation between Jon Wang, Dani Restack, and Sheilah Restack, our featured artists at the Super 8 Hotel moderated by Richard Fung. 

A Hand in Two Ways (Fisted)
Dani Restack and Sheilah Restack
A two-way portrait composed from a series of intimate and banal excerpts from the artists’ lives together, we are sent through a looping meditation of bodily encounters. Guided by a collective intuition, a fluid movement begins through opaque landscapes of flesh, into nocturnal mystery, and erotic expressions.

Cindy Sherman as Feminist Question Mark

How do we understand artist Cindy Sherman’s work in the context of feminism when she has repeatedly disavowed any relationship to feminism writ large? In this afternoon gallery talk, artist and professor Sheilah Wilson (Denison University) will look at historical and contemporary questions of intent as they relate to Sherman’s depiction of the gendered body in space.

Gallery Talk on Tuesday October 10, 1pm at the Wexner Gallery

Link to article in the Lantern