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November 9, 2011

Laurie Danial’s new show, Control Release Control, reviewed in the Willamette Week.

Kink, 2011, oil on panel, 28x24 inches

Three Artists Have A Great Autumn, TJ Norris, Willamette Week, Nov. 9, 2011

“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.”

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November 2, 2011

Neighborhood Notes by Robert Ham
Laurie Danial: Control Release Control @Froelick Gallery, November 2, 2011

The title of Laurie Danial’s newest exhibit, Control Release Control, is an idea that the artist says stays with her through almost any work that she does. “As I work through the painting,” she says, “this issue around trying to control where the painting’s going, trying to get it to work compositionally, trying to get it to be somewhat of an arresting image. So, there’s all these control issues. There’s definitely certain points in the process where I let go, and that just seems to be the thing to make it all come together.”

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May 09, 2008

Laurie Danial’s exhibit, Beautiful Losers, reviewed in The Oregonian’s A&E

D.K. Row has reviewed Laurie Danial’s exhibit, Beautiful Losers,in the Friday, May 9th edition of The Oregonian, A&E section.

“…I love Danial’s new paintings at Froelick Gallery. They seem more intuitive, explode with color, while continuing to fuse abstraction with more recognizable elements. There’s also a hint of Japonisme in these works, of Floating World luxury and indulgence. Bravo.”

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July 16, 2007

Scouting the scene, PM style – Brian Libby – The Oregonian

“Laurie Danial is represented at Portland’s Froelick Gallery and Eva Speer by Seattle’s Viveza Gallery, but both merit bigger audiences. Danial’s “Holy Mess” seems almost three-dimensional, as geometric planes and patterns intersect and colors drip down the canvas onto one another.”

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