“broken but beautiful”

At her request, I’ve handed the host microphone over to my dear friend, New York based artist Petah Coyne. As you might know, I’ve been working away, alone in my studio, for just over a year on a totally new body of work. Well, I wasn’t totally alone in there… Petah and I would meet via Zoom so we could talk through all of the ups, downs, and sideways. Well, after all this time, my first solo show in a public gallery opens TONIGHT! We recorded this episode about a week ago, the day before I installed everything because Petah wanted to document the “before”, and we’ll do an “after” episode next! Listen right up there under me dipping yet another flower in white paint, or download ART FOR YOUR EAR wherever you get your podcasts.

First up, the very first “3D collage” (which I do like, it just wasn’t do the job I wanted it to do) that I showed to Petah over Zoom, followed by a bunch of work in progress bits ‘n pieces:

Cigarettes, gum, and matching the gallery wall paint to one of my ashtrays, and a lovely little blush butt.

And here’s that wall, plus “Self-Preservation” starting to be put into place:

Eep! It is so exciting that all of this work is out of my head, out of my studio, and in a lovely, sunlit space! More to come in two weeks with the full reveal, OR keep an eye on my Instagram feed where I’ll be posting at the show TONIGHT. Thank you so much to my amazing friend Petah for suggesting this interview, and for – well – EVERYTHING. And of course, thanks to you for listening… the “after” episode will be up in two weeks. ps. “Self-Preservation” runs until May 15th.

Other links:

  1. Petah on Instagram
  2. Danielle’s art on Instagram
  3. Penticton Art Gallery
  4. Alexandra Goodall, Artist
  5. MoMA

 






comments (11)

  1. AnneMarie /// 03.29.2022 /// 10:01am

    CONGRATULATIONS for your upcoming show !! What a great accomplishment in such little time ! I can’t wait to listen to part 2 😉 Thank you for being so inspiring xx

  2. the jealous curator /// 04.01.2022 /// 1:37pm

    thanks annemarie!

  3. Carolyn /// 04.01.2022 /// 3:34pm

    I just gave this episode of your podcast a listen and WOW wow WOW did I ever need to hear and see this today. I’m in the middle of some health issues myself, and to hear how you made it through yours and turned it into some wonderful art and momentum toward your goals gives me hope that I will one day be able to turn my experience into momentum as well.

  4. the jealous curator /// 04.01.2022 /// 7:08pm

    oh i’m sooooo glad carolyn! and i know you will xo

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  6. Christine Aaron /// 04.12.2022 /// 9:35am

    Wow! It has been such a privelege to witness and experience your coming into your own as an artist, to see the work develop and grow ans become vulnerable and intimate and poetic and powwerful. I SO wish I could see this exhibit in person…and looking forward to when I can see it when it’s in the US!

  7. Ann /// 04.19.2022 /// 8:20am

    Thank you for showing us your exhibition! How wonderful. I’ve been wondering what these cigarette butts look like all this time! What an incredible body of work! Congrats!

  8. Janine Gerber Moser /// 04.26.2022 /// 11:53pm

    Dear Danielle. I had to stop this episode about your show in the middle, because I got so emotional about it. It’s hitting me right in the heart. Not actually because of the topic of your beautiful show but because of the story of you as an artist. How many of us are out there who are artist from their roots up and have to stop making art because of things happening in their lives? And how many will find their way back in to art? Certainly some more because of you and the work you do! I’m on my bumpy road back to making art since 15 (!) years; Trauma, infused self doubt, health issues and just live circumstances to push against. Thank you for your podcast that I’ve been listening to for four years (first for entertainment, then soon for therapy).Thank you for sharing all the stories and YOUR story with us. It gives me hope and energy to push through and self forgiveness for not YET standing where I ‘should’ stand as an artist.

    Now that I said all this, I can go back to listen to the rest of the episode. ☺️

    P.S. You have an amazing friend and mentor in Petah . So jealous !☺️

    Janine

  9. the jealous curator /// 05.03.2022 /// 12:39pm

    oh i’m so glad you’ve started again, janine!

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