“Salon serves as a curatorial index that celebrates the broad spectrum of art-making in Oregon and illuminates the research and selection process of the curator, Michelle Grabner”
Painting the Fourth Wall: Pull at G. Gibson Gallery
“Portland artist Laurie Danial’s pull comes from the blocky, outlined forms that appear in flux between being stacked and crumbled, like the bricks of a building in varying states of existence and destruction.”
“I know that eventually something will coalesce,” Danial explains. “When it finally comes together, I call it ‘cracking the code’… there are often lots of loose ends remaining, which is okay with me.”
Two Coats of Paint
A Quick Study, Sharon L. Butler
“I have come to willingly entertain a level of anxiety and exhilaration that comes from not knowing.” YES!
“Laurie Danial has been underestimated for years. Her new work, under the moniker Control Release Control, is as stunting as it is stunning. Danial’s style has shifted and tightened since her last solo show over three years ago. Gone are the looser, chaotic drips, replaced by solid forms that have been broken and toyed with.”