Info: For her solo exhibition Daybreak at Lucas Hirsch Gallery, Elisa Barrera has assembled nocturnes of different motifs, consisting of flowers, herbs, and a mural to create a space of longing made manifest in the gallery space. The term nocturne refers to a genre of painting that depicts nocturnal scenery in natural or artificial light. With its pronounced chiaroscuro, dramatic construction of volume, and use of reflected and refracted light, the nocturne unravels to hypnotic effect. Its beginnings date back to the Renaissance, when the depiction of space and light were being elaborated through painting. Since Romanticism, it has been a genuine theme of art historical inquiry.