Sunday, July 6, 2008

heart loot & other small stories

what remains, 11"x17", oil on canvas, 2008

small lies we tell ourselves, 17"x11", oil on canvas, 2008

This thursday, I will be in LA for the opening of my show at Infusion Gallery. I'll have 9 paintings in the group show. All of the work is from the series "heart loot & other small stories" which I've been working on for about a year now. I'm very excited about my first LA show, and if you (or anyone you know) will be in the area, please stop by.

Here's the information....

For Immediate Release

Contact: Michelle Daly

Infusion Gallery is pleased to present:
heart loot & other small stories: recent paintings by Michelle Daly

Exhibition Dates: July 1, 2008 – July 25, 2008
Opening Reception: July 10; 6:00 – p:00 PM

Infusion Gallery is pleased to present the work of Portland, Oregon based artist Michelle Daly. The exhibition will be on view July 1-25, and a reception will be held Thursday July 10th, from 6-9pm. The artist will be in attendance.

The artist, Michelle Daly has exhibited in several group and juried exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and her work can be found in several prominent private collections. The exhibition "heart loot & other small stories" features 9 small-scale oil on canvas paintings. This is her first Los Angeles area exhibition.

Michelle creates abstract oil paintings that explore unconventional narrative and storytelling. Using abstraction and the process of painting as a metaphor for how we experience life and the interconnectedness of human beings both to one another and to the world around them, Michelle tells stories that don't have easy words and often ambiguous conclusions.

Michelle says she is "trying to strip experiences and stories to that one moment that says everything in a way that is part personal, part metaphor, part stand in for the universal themes (mostly of love and romance and everything that goes along with that)" in a way that is simultaneously refreshingly honest and stripped of sentimentality as well as unapologetically beautiful.



Infusion Gallery Gallery Hours
709 S. Spring Street Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 6pm
Los, Angeles, CA 90014 Opening Reception, Thurday July 10 6pm - 9pm
TEL (213)683-8827