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  Reed Danziger
April 26 - May 26, 2007
 

Reed Danziger is interested in the vast excess of information generated throughout history and the processes by which it is restructured via individual and cultural memory and random events. Her densely patterned, distinctly hued paintings reflect her simultaneous attraction to and skepticism toward this overload of knowledge. Though her work is packed with visual information, her individual references remain oblique and subordinate to an overall rhythm and sense of continual reinvention.
 
In Danziger’s newest paintings, the elements and patterns are more clustered than in the past. This compositional strategy preserves the layered visual complexity, “idealized organic forms run amok,” as she refers to it, but also suggests organized growth and movement in and through a more open space.
 
Danziger builds up her elaborate webs of visual motifs by overlaying ornamental designs such as tendrils and lace-like floral patterns derived from nature. There are also more abstracted forms - dots, drips, ribbon-like swags and swirls of color – which occur throughout. Also integrated into her compositions are schema that reference the world of science: kaleidoscopic structures, geodesic shapes, DNA-like strands and molecular diagrams. Though at times these varied elements threaten to overwhelm the paintings, Danziger skillfully strikes a balance between the ordered information of humankind and the potential chaos of the natural world.
 
 
Untitled 810, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
40 x 36 inches

Untitled 12002, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
42 x 42 inches

Untitled 802, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
40 x 36 inches
 
Untitled 7001, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
30 x 28 inches

Untitled 7002, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
30 x 28 inches

Untitled 3303, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
33 x 31 inches
 
Untitled 1001, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
34 x 34 inches

Untitled 3302, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
33 x 31 inches

Untitled 3301, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
33 x 31 inches
 
Untitled 12001, 2007
Mixed media on paper
on wood
42 x 42 inches
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