Noonan Building artist Daniel Phill is having a solo show in June at the Sandra Lee Gallery, 251 Post Street, suite 310, in San Francisco. The show will be up from June 4 through June 29, with the opening reception at the gallery on Thursday June 6, from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm. The press release from Sandra Lee Gallery follows:
Sandra Lee Gallery proudly announces the Vernation Series, a solo show by artist Daniel Phill. In this interpretive series, Phill aims to re-imagine nature, specifically vegetation and flowers, using abstraction and implications of space. Created using expressionist methods, the paintings are not merely representational, but gently suggestive of landscapes. Composing and dissolving forms and colors, Phill’s creative process is just as instinctive and liberated as his final images. Blending, dripping, and flinging the paint, Phill develops familiar shapes using an unconventional approach.
By combining artistic techniques, Phill embodies the dichotomies of color, form, and light found in the natural world. His process begins with a flat surface, pooling and mixing the colors to create a fluid base or background. He then moves the canvas upright to a wall, creating detailed pops of brilliant colors, often against a muted softer field. This method references the combination of loose subtleties and sharp intensities that make up our everyday visual perceptions. Shapes and colors mix and merge, fade and appear, often submerged under layers of pigment, washes and transparencies. The result is an image that exudes the depth and atmosphere reminiscent of a tangible landscape. Phill gives these paintings a textured, impassioned and radiant life.