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May 7 - 30, 2015

THE LAURA RUSSO GALLERY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:

Dana Lynn Louis: Thread
Michael Dailey: Paintings from the Estate

OPENING RECEPTION:
First Thursday - May 7, 2015
First Thursday Hours, 5 - 8pm

Join us for an artist's talk with Dana Lynn Louis

Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m.

Dana Lynn Louis

Dana Lynn Louis
Iceland I (ed. of 4) - 2015
photograph with digitally embedded drawing
7.5 x 10 inches

Dana Lynn Louis
We will be exhibiting new works by Portland artist Dana Lynn Louis in an exhibition titled Thread, her second gallery exhibition since her return from several years pursuing a variety of projects including major public art commissions and the establishment of a cultural center in Bamako, Mali. In it, she presents a mixed media installation of digitally embedded photography as well as mixed media sculpture, which is based in acts of drawing and seeks to transport viewers to new mental and physical landscapes as they move amongst the work.

Additionally, Dana Lynn Louis is among a total of seven winners selected for The Portland Art Museum's Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, an awards exhibition celebrating contemporary art created in the greater Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana). An exhibition of the award winners’ work will be featured at the Portland Art Museum in October of this year.

More examples by Dana Lynn Louis


Michael Dailey

Michael Dailey
Yellow Landscape by the Sea #19 - 1989
acrylic on canvas
69 x 103.75 inches

Michael Dailey
Michael Dailey (1938 – 2009) was respected throughout the Northwest for his subtle, abstract interpretations of sea, land, and sky, alluding to atmosphere and light through delicate variations of color. This show will feature work ranging from the 1980s through 2008. The work quietly asserts tranquil and meditative qualities that are created out of a sophisticated use of color and line. His luminous and subtle creations are like no other.

Originally from Iowa, Michael Dailey made Seattle, Washington his home from 1963 until his death in 2009. Solo shows include those at the State University of New York; the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington as well as regular exhibitions at the Laura Russo Gallery in Portland, and the Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle. Dailey's work is in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; the Seattle Art Museum, Washington; the Portland Art Museum, OR; and the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. Corporate collections include the Bank of America Collection, San Francisco, California; Hilton Hotel Corporation, Portland, Oregon; Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon; and Safeco Insurance Company, Seattle, Washington. He was honored in 2008 with a retrospective exhibition at the respected Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR.

More examples by Michael Dailey

Upcoming 2015 Exhibitions

June 4 - 27, 2015
Roll Hardy -
New Paintings
Mel Katz -
Selected Retrospective

July 2 - August 1, 2015
Whitney Nye - New Work
Francis Celentano - New Work

August 6 - 29, 2015
Gallery Group Show