Selected Poems and Short Stories

Dani Roach

April 21 - May 26, 2018

Selected Poems and Short Stories

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21, 2-5 p.m.

For Dani Roach, painting is more than the art of representation, it is the art of storytelling. As poetry employs rhythm, Roach uses color and form to punctuate her compositions. The artist explains, “Many artists and writers include rituals in their studio practice. Over time and through numerous artist residencies I have developed my own habits. Poetry has been a studio companion of mine for years. Considering the parallels in poems and paintings serves as a great muse — and influenced the title of this show.”

Roach continues, “Trips to Scandinavia and Ireland provided a library of scenery that served as source material. However, reproducing those landscapes was not the primary goal. Rather, like poems and stories that contain far more than the words included, working on these paintings has reshaped my memories of those trips.”

Roach has been represented by Groveland Gallery since 1984, and this exhibition marks her fourteenth solo show. Roach began her early career as a member of WARM Gallery between 1983 and 1988, and she has exhibited regionally at ARC Gallery in Chicago, the Benedicta Arts Center in St. Joseph, Minnesota and the University of Minnesota at Morris. Roach has been the recipient of artist’s residency fellowships at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York and Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois.

The artist will be present at the opening reception Saturday, April 21st from 2-5 pm. The opening reception and exhibition runs concurrently with ­­­­Threads of Color: Abstract Paintings by Susan Horn. Both shows continue through May 26, 2018.