Studio #7: Dan Brody
Working in ink on paper and acrylic on unstretched canvas, with a color pallet ranging from black and white to bright primary colors, Daniel Brody creates abstract works that explode and blossom with biomorphic shapes. In the energized marks, erasures and over-paintings a life emerges of parts and pieces, of figures and landscapes, intermingled, at odds, growing out of one another, creating a complex, dynamic shifting visual narrative. Within the range of works one can see the echos of Brody’s influences: from Philip Guston and Francis Bacon to Warner Brothers Cartoons and Raw magazine. Born in Brooklyn in 1961, Brody’s first creative interest in his teens was making animated films. After being educated at Cooper Union School of Art he established a professional career as an architectural renderer and in recent years has turned to painting and drawing. Daniel currently lives in Columbia County New York and has his studio in Art On NO in Pittsfield Mass. His paintings have been shown at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls as part of the juried 2010 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Regional and can be seen this summer at Saratoga Arts Center as part of a juried three person show. His architectural renderings for clients have been published in The New York Times and exhibited at The New York Historical Society. The Super 8 films he made in his younger years in collaboration with friends won various awards as well as being aired on PBS as part of the young filmmakers festival. The show at the Berkshire Community College Intermodal Art Gallery will be his first solo show of paintings and drawings.
For more information, contact Daniel Body at firstname.lastname@example.org.