May 2 - June 1, 2013
THE LAURA RUSSO GALLERY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:
: New Stories
Michael Dailey: Works on Paper from the Estate
First Thursday May 2, 2013
First Thursday Hours, 5-8pm
22" x 30"
This exhibition entitled, New Stories, by Northwest artist Kim Osgood includes a new series of vividly colorful monotypes. Osgood’s lively one-of-a-kind prints overflow with playful and appealing elements portraying familiar imagery of birds, flora and fauna, and domestic elements. The work’s irresistible vivacity affected by her personal energy and enthusiasm is apparent in its celebration and elevation of the common object. Osgood’s personality is well suited to the spontaneous technique of monotype, laying out a composition intuitively with oil-based printing inks on plexiglass, she uses an offset press to “pull” a unique work on paper. This new body of works experiments with unique compositional juxtapositions, a variety of still life subject matter that is captured in moments of change, and a rich pallet of background colors ranging from deep reds and golds to more quiet, transparent creams and warm white.
Kim Osgood has exhibited her work since the mid-1980s and her work has been part of exhibitions including the Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum; PICA; PVCA; Washington State University, Pullman; and Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR. She studied at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work is well collected and is part of many collections including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA; Nordstrom Inc, in multiple states; Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR; Meyer Memorial Trust, Portland, OR; MOMO International, New York; Oregon History Center, Portland; and The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Portland Art Museum, OR. A 2011 Residency at Joshua Tree National Park in California allowed Osgood to make work that is currently included in an exhibition at the park’s visitor center.
More examples by Kim Osgood
Morning Landscape By the Sea #3 2011
pastel, graphite, acrylic
19" x 24"
Michael Dailey (1938-2009)
Michael Dailey 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. While he was especially known for his large paintings on canvas, a foundation of his work always could be seen in his smaller scale works on paper. This show will feature work ranging from the 1970s through 2009. His virtuosity with color and line were refined and sometimes simplified in his works on paper, which employed a range of media, including acrylic, pastel, charcoal, graphite and oil. 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 2013 Exhibitions
June 6 - 29, 2013
New Views:— Paintings, Works on Paper, Fiber Art
Featuring Ruth Lantz, Loren Nosan, Jo Hamilton, Samantha Wall,
and Sahar Fattahi
July 3 - 27 2013
Dana Lynn Louis: New Work
Michele Russo: Works from the Estate
August 1 - 31
JD Perkin - New Work
Michael Brophy - New Works on Paper