Salon Mar Graff in Santa Fe will show Danielle's new work — opening April 23 & April 24, 2009

Salon Mar Graff, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will be showing some of Danielle's new, multipanel oil paintings in an exhibit that begins Thursday, April 23, 2009. This will be the first time her latest work will be exhibited anywhere.

Invitation to Terra-Hedron show at Salon MarGraff, May 2009, with Danielle Shelley's Orange Arc series

The openings are on Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, from 5 to 8 pm. The Salon is also having a gourmet supper (amidst the art) on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m.; the price for the supper is $30 and RSVP is required. After the first weekend, the show is open by appointment. 

The show is called Terra-Hedron and also includes work by Matthew Chase-Daniel, Samayra Sinclaire, Diane Tintor, and Jim Klukkert.  

"My new works are multi-panel series consisting of not quite identical repeats of the same strongly-colored geometric compositions," according to Danielle. "I was inspired by an encounter with minimalist artist Donald Judd’s 100 nearly identical aluminum boxes, which I saw on a trip to Marfa, Texas, last spring. I haven’t reached 100 yet, though the Orange Arc series has 25 panels and the Blue Gate series has 14 panels, each 14 x 11 in."

She adds that her work is far too colorful and inexact to be orthodox minimalism: she sometimes think of it as “handmade minimalism,” or “lyrical minimalism,” or even “minimalist expressionism.” 

Info on Salon Mar Graff:  25 Big Tesuque Canyon, Santa Fe, NM; 505.955.0471 (John MarGraff). Directions: From Paseo de Peralta, take Bishop’s Lodge Road. One mile past the Bishop’s Lodge Resort, make a right onto Big Tesuque Canyon. At #25, turn left up the long dirt driveway to the Salon.