Chasing Color, Finding Light
New Landscapes, Interiors and Still Lifes by Laurel Daniel
On View: April 23 - June 4, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23, 7-9pm
Austin, TX - Laurel Daniel uses spontaneous, fresh marks to capture fleeting moments in time. She is drawn to elements of nature and is ever challenged by the mysterious behavior of color and light. Daniel's close observations reveal that truly grasping color depends on understanding light. Her careful explorations consider the subtleties of our everyday.... How is a bright sunny morning distinguished from a misty evening? How does the white of a hydrangea blossom differ from that of a well-lit house or a floating cloud? How does the yellow of a pear change in the shadows?
In this new body of work, Laurel Daniel focuses on familiar subjects - landscapes, interiors and still lifes - giving special attention to how they are clarified, sculpted and "colored" by light. Her work carries with it a purposefulness that allows the viewer to see her subjects the way she sees them. As always, a certain wistfulness and serenity are discovered in the complexities of her painterly expression.
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837 W.12th St
Austin, Texas 78701
Mon-Fri | 10am-6pm
Saturday | 10am-4pm
Assistant Gallery Director
contact @ davisgalleryaustin.com