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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Dana Oldfather


Dana Oldfather Waterworld 1 Dana Oldfather Waterworld 2 Dana Oldfather Waterworld 3
Dana Oldfather Emerald City 1   Dana Oldfather Waterworld 4
  Dana Oldfather Bra 3  

“By choosing when to show gravity, perspective, atmosphere, and light, I create impossible object/environments and emote through them. The raw energy of my need to make decisions and create outside motherhood charges the images with urgency. I propose a multidimensional diagram of anxiety and the desire to overcome it. The paintings allow me to transform my feelings of dread and insecurity into something physical, tangible, and beautiful; a bittersweet beauty that is brightened by the shadow it casts. I am trying to come to terms with the belief that this is the best of all possible worlds; the possibility that beauty’s fullest potential is achieved by coming through darkness. Silky ink stains, oozy acrylic pours, and airy swaths of spray paint float and morph as brushstrokes of oil paint in varying weight nest and knot across an ambiguous horizon. A squishy body attempts to protect itself with a labyrinth of piping that underpins and armors it. A repetitive alignment of struts or bones elicits sound at a specific tempo. The paintings live, breathe, and beat.” - Artist Statement

Dana Oldfather

Selected Exhibitions

2017   Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis, MO
2016   Miami Project Art Fair, Red Arrow Gallery
           Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Red Arrow Gallery
           Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN
2015   West Project, Sydney, Australia
           Red Door Gallery, Southern Queensland, Australia
           The Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH
           Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH
2014   ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH
           RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2013   The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
           Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
           The Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2012   Heistand Galleries, Oxford, OH
           MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Corporate & Public Collections

E7 Design, Austin, TX
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Vdara Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, NV
The Intercontinental Hotel, Cleveland, OH
Omega Laboratories, Mogadore, OH
The Progressive Insurance Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
Marriott Hotel, USA
Hilton Hotel, Cleveland, OH
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN


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