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  Reed Danziger
October 23 - December 3, 2016
 

Reed Danziger’s new paintings continue her exploration and development of a visual language that captures moments of flux and transition. Using abstracted forms derived from science and nature, Danziger creates densely-layered, disrupted environments. There is a sense in the work of energy that may shift or reorganize, and that disturbances caused by the interaction of forces may allow new systems to emerge. Although they represent larger continuous events, the paintings also capture unique and intimate moments. Within each are passages conveying flashes of momentum and of forces gathering or dissipating energy. Linear and geometric elements swirl, repeat, and collide with one another, while moments of settling and stillness appear throughout. As she notes, “My interest is in the uneasy tension of these fleeting moments; the tension between the elemental forces and competing energies battling for control, and the instability that occurs.”
 
Danziger commences her works with loose washes of watercolor and graphite powder pushed through hand-drawn screens, onto panels covered with paper. Once this base is sealed, she applies her vocabulary of forms in multiple dense layers of oil paint, overlapping and repeating in a dialogue with the atmospheric and irregular ground. The work develops slowly and intuitively, each element a reaction to the next, until the accumulation of marks and motions crescendos to a critical moment. Danziger allows for irregularities in the painted marks – the instability in her patterns and lack of symmetry in her compositions is purposeful. She notes that the “push and pull of the mark making is a chain of interactions and repetitions that attempts to shepherd the energies and forces at play…[the paintings] hover somewhere between the representation of an unseen energy and the abstraction inherent in capturing something so unknowable.”
 
 
 
Folding and Faulting, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
35 x 35 inches
 

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Folding and Faulting, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
35 x 35 inches

Disturbance Echo, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
32 x 32 inches
 
 
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Disturbance Echo, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
32 x 32 inches

Separating Within, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
32 x 32 inches
 

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Separating Within, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
32 x 32 inches
 
Expand/Disperse, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
32 x 34 inches
 

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Expand/Disperse, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
32 x 34 inches

Unstable Entanglement, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
30 x 28 inches
 
 
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Unstable Entanglement, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
30 x 28 inches

Bound by the In-between, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
30 x 28 inches
 

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Bound by the In-between, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
30 x 28 inches
 
Permutations, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
27 x 27 inches
 

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Permutations, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
27 x 27 inches

Momentum Exchange, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
26 x 25 inches
 
 
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Momentum Exchange, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
26 x 25 inches

The Still and Silent, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
26 x 25 inches
 

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The Still and Silent, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
26 x 25 inches
 
Break/Down, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
24 x 24 inches
 

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Break/Down, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
24 x 24 inches

Renewal, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
20 x 20 inches
 
 
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Renewal, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
20 x 20 inches

Blue Migration, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
20 x 20 inches
 

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Blue Migration, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
20 x 20 inches
 
A Rearrangement, 2016
Oil, watercolor, and graphite
on paper mounted on panel
18 x 18 inches
 
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