My work engages the American landscape. It can be read conceptually or formally, metaphorically or literally. The images are reductive, highly manipulated, and abstracted. One way to describe them is as post-photography.

 

I am intrigued by ideas of transience, transcendence, permanence, and memory: the co-existence of movement and stillness, color and, pattern, flatness and depth. My work explores the evolution of the perceived landscape, created in part by the pervasive acceleration of images in modern life, which in turn has exponentially intensified and dulled our cognitive understanding of our environments.

 

“Falliers’ images of the desert, great plains, cities, sea and the open road all convey the obvious sense of motion creating much less of a descriptive landscape or cityscape by literally blurring the horizon line and creating a painterly effect. They’re not representational, but much more emotional. In many cases the brain is able to recognize what it’s seeing, but the feeling one experiences is a little disconcerting. All within the frame, she’s able to test the boundaries, between photography and drawing and abstract and representational.” – Melanie McWhorter – Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe

 

“Danae Falliers works show us the fleeting nature of transition. Inherently difficult to grasp, and only visible during a change from one state to another. It is neither one, nor is it the other: It is normally both, or lies somewhere between the two. Sharpness becomes blurriness, photography and drawing, contrasts and abstractions. One can therefore interpret Fallier’s landscapes as sensual and aesthetic journeys to the boundaries of objective perception. Only through are subjective feelings can we see what is hidden to the naked eye; duration, intensity, emotion. It is not about the geographical appreciation of a landscape, but about viewing hidden nuances and fleeting forms of transition. What we actually see are imaginary landscapes that remind us of their original form. Falliers prefers to look for her landscapes in the South West of the USA. She finds her images in California, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado, where she grew up – regions that are known for their extraordinary, sun, space, and rawness." - Stephan Reisner – LUMAS Berlin

 

I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, have lived at length in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston. Currently, I live and work in New Mexico.

 

 

Danae {dan'-ay-ee}

 

 

Select Exhibition

• Englewood Arts Center, Sarasota, FL - site specific solo show (scheduled)

• Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA "library" solo show (scheduled)

• COLLECT: The Art of Colorado Corporations - Corporations in partnership with NINE dot ARTS

• McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX  “library”

Cumulous Skies: The Enduring Modernist Aesthetic in New Mexico, Santa Fe Art Commission Gallery

• Horizons -  LUMAS Paris St Germain,

• Fast Forward -  LUMAS Dusseldorf, Germany

• Friesen Abmeyer "sun and sky" Seattle, WA

• Friesen Gallery “sky” Sun Valley, ID

• Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) “Situating Robert Adams” Denver, CO

• Robishcon Gallery “semi” Denver, CO

• Wall Space Gallery, “Life Support Japan” Santa Barbara, CA

• Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

• Friesen Gallery, “Re:Vision”,  Seattle, WA

• photoLA, Susan Spiritus Gallery

• LAUNCH Projects, Santa Fe, NM

• Friesen Gallery “Considered” , Sun Valley, ID

• Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO

• Webster Collection

• Inde / Jacobs Gallery - Marfa, TX

• Rule Gallery - Denver, CO

• The Denver Art Museum

• Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe – “Water Project”

• Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles

Select Installation

• Norwegian Cruise Lines

• New Mexico Art in Public Places – acquisition award

• Childrens Hospital, Denver, CO

• The Gates Family Foundation

• Fidelity Investments, New York, NY

• Calpine Energy, Houston, TX

• Dallas Cowboy Stadium, suite. Dallas, TX

• Metro State College  - Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center, curated by Nine Dot Arts, Denver, CO

• Houston City Hall – curated by Houston Center of Photography and awarded by the City of Houston Art in Public Places

• Art + Artisans, corporate installation and collections Houston, TX

• Kinzelman Arts, corporate installation and collections Houston, TX

• Thornberg Financial, Santa Fe, NM

• Wilson and Associates, New York, NY 

• Fairmont Hotel, Makkah Clock Royal Tower, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

• Private residence, Malibu, CA

• ACM Creativity and Cognition, Berkeley, CA

• Private residence, Washington, D.C.

• New Mexico Art in Public Places, La Mesa, NM

• The Fairmont Hotel, Tucson

• The Fairmont Hotel, Monte Carlo

• Green – By – Design, Los Angeles

• Auberge de Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe, New Mexico

• Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico

• United Bank of Denver , CA

• SafeCo Corporation, Seattle, WA

• Qwest

• “Vehicle” – Albuquerque Museum of Art - billboard commission

• Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, AIDS Wing

• Art & Action Project, City of Los Angeles Public Art Program

 

Represented by Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO; Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA; and art consultants in Houston / Austin, Dallas, Washington D.C., Boston, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Mexico City, and others.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Photography / Video

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA. Photography major and Film / Video

 

Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, CA. Digital Media and Design - coursework    

 

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