MICHAEL DAILEY
COLOR, LIGHT, TIME, AND PLACE: SELECTED WORKS 1966 - 2008
January 8 - February 14
Opening reception: January 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm



MICHAEL DAILEY
DUNRAVEN NIGHT, 1999
Acrylic on canvas
45.5 x 57.5 inches

“Work from 2000-2008” at Francine Seders Gallery January 9 through February 8, 2009

A separate release from Francine Seders Gallery will have additional information.
Greg Kucera Gallery is proud to announce it is working working together with Francine Seders Gallery to present a major exhibition of work by Michael Dailey. In recognition of Dailey’s forty-five-year career as a painter, this one-time exhibition in two galleries was co-curated by Francine Seders, who has represented the artist since 1970, and Greg Kucera, a fellow dealer and avid collector of Dailey’s work. The Seders show will focus on recent paintings and drawings while the Kucera show will feature earlier work.


For more than forty years Michael Dailey has worked to capture the nuances of space, light, and atmosphere that shape our sense of time and place. To that end he balances line and color in sumptuous abstractions that are also the essence of landscape painting. Michael Dailey is a retired University of Washington professor; his work is frequently included in Northwest survey and invitational exhibitions.

MICHAEL DAILEY
CALIFORNIA COAST, 1966
Oil on canvas
61 x 68.5 inches

Michael Dailey’s work was the subject of a recent retrospective, curated by John Olbrantz, at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Previous one-person exhibitions include a 2002 retrospective at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington, and early surveys at the Tacoma Art Museum (1975, 1966); University of Idaho, Moscow (1974); University of Wisconsin, Madison (1967); and the State University of New York, Alfred (1963). Michael Dailey continues to live and work in Seattle since retiring from the School of Art at the University of Washington.

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ROBERT MOTHERWELL
SELECTED UNIQUE WORKS
January 8 - February 14
Opening reception: January 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Propelled by his intense interest in the metaphysical and the subconscious, Motherwell created a large body of sometimes splashy, sometimes rigid, always energetic images in his unique work, as well as his printmaking. Automatism, the name coined for this kind of instinctive abstract gesture, also relates to Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, which the artist admired and collected. There were also several other series of gestural work created during his career.

Motherwell was born in Aberdeen, Washington in 1915. He studied art at Stanford and Columbia, completing a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University. His career as an American surrealist earned him critical acclaim as a young, promising painter during the 1940s. In the next 50 years Motherwell continued to enhance his reputation as a painter, as well as a fine printmaker, philosopher and critic. As a member of the New York School and as the inadvertent spokesman for his generation of artists he was often referred to as the "Dean of American Painters." He received many international awards for his contribution to the artworld and his work was seen in numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including a major retrospective exhibition in 1984 at the Seattle Art Museum. He lived and worked in Greenwich, Connecticut and in New York City. Motherwell died July 16, 1991 at the age of 76. His presence is sorely missed.

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Upcoming Exhibitions:
QUILTERS OF GEE'S BEND
Quilts and Etchings
February 19 - March 28

At Taproot Theater:
GEE'S BEND
written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
and directed by Karen Lund
January 30 - February 28