Western Project is proud to present new works by Los Angeles artist, Daniel Brice in the West Room. For the first time he will exhibit small color oil paintings on paper. Inspired by the landscape and coastline of Oxnard, the images relate the nuance of colors endemic to Southern California. With minimal rectilinear compositions, the body of work suggests expanses of land and sea; cool marine atmospheres, the summer heat of the adjacent hills or the twilight rim of the ocean horizon. His surfaces appear aged and worn by repeated layering of oil paint. The transparent planes of color describe both the sublime aspect of the environment and the often pungent sensation of the Pacific shoreline. The work moves alongside the paths of other geometric or color field precedents: Brice Marden, Richard Diebenkorn, and Barnett Newman. Brice’s color is his tool in intuiting the natural world; each work an intimate construction and experience of the land stretched against the sea.
Brice has shown in galleries and museums in New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Atlanta, among other locations. He has twice been an artist in residence at the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico and is in numerous private and public collections.