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’s new show, Control Release Control, reviewed in the Willamette Week.
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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Laurie Danial, Froelick Gallery
Willamette Week Visual Arts Review
TJ Norris, November 5, 2011
“Danial slowly reveals, extracts, represses and converts patterns like an illusionist who will swallow the key before revealing the invisible threads holding it all together.”
November’s First Thursday unveils a month of art to be thankful for—Bob Hicks—The Oregonian
…the oil paintings and etchings in Laurie Danial’s “Control Release Control” bubble with life and color, smart and happy collisions of structure and chance. As she says in her artist’s statement: “I have come to willingly entertain a level of anxiety and exhilaration that comes from not knowing.”
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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Laurie Danial – Froelick Gallery
Pictures of the Day
March 2 to 27, 2010
Artist’s Reception, Wednesday March 3, 5-8pm
Presentation by Marth Bergman-Gamblin:
The Artists’ Intent: Painting Techniques and Material Manipulation
Saturday, March 13, 11am
714 NW Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
503 222 1142
Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 to 5:30pm
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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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