Kathryn MarkelFine Arts is pleased to present Another Liquid Sequence,
Daniel Brice’s second solo show at the gallery.
Daniel Brice’s paintings are influenced by the
minimalist environments of coastal California. They
reference the hazy atmosphere above and in front of
the earth, ocean, and sky. Their blurred boundaries
translate to moody color fields with a simmering
quietude, often grounded by abstract geometric form.
Returning to oil after a stretch of working with
watercolor, Brice can invigorate his layering technique
with a more tactile quality. The layers are built up on the
paper so that his process is evident, with the finished
surfaces acquiring a sleek sheen. All of his pieces begin with choosing a color and then,
through intuition and color theory, Brice introduces each additional color to create
supporting harmony or dissonance. The choices are poetic, even musical, and he ultimately
strives to solve the puzzle each decision unlocks.
When viewing the finished piece, what first appears to be a minimal or monochromatic
palette is then revealed to be built upon under-painting with a vast spectrum. Several works
on view in Another Liquid Sequence are particularly reminiscent of the subtle complexity of the
horizon line, mirroring the thin wide expanse where colors meet and blend. Others are
darker, seemingly more internal, offering suggestions of formality. From brilliant blues to
exploring shades of black, Brice’s paintings strive to be a reflection of the internal
conversations one has while in a meditative state.
Daniel Brice has exhibited widely throughout the United States, including at Chiaroscuro
Contemporary Art, Western Project, and Riverside Museum of Art. His work is featured in
many public and private collections. He lives and works in California.