Meditations on a natural world, works by Daniel Galvez
February 6 - March 16, 2012
Daniel Galvez has been executing public artwork for over thirty years. He has created site-specific work for museums, colleges, federal buildings and many public facilities. He most enjoys painting large-scale murals for interior or exterior locations. His work often focuses on the spirit and dignity of individuals and the strength of community. He has completed such projects as a pair of interpretive murals on canvas for the U.S. Department of the Interior on the occasion of their 150th Anniversary which are installed in their historic Headquarters Building in Washington DC and a mural honoring the life of Malcolm X for the City of New York which is installed in the Audubon Ballroom where Malcolm X was assassinated. Other projects have included a mural on Chinese immigration to California for the Federal Courthouse in Sacramento and working with the warden and administrators at Washington State’s McNeil Island Special Commitment Center for the Rehabilitation of Sex Offenders to paint a mural for their visitors’ center.
In recent years he has worked collaboratively with other artists to create works incorporating digital processes on canvas, tile, and etched stainless steel. Most notably, he has worked with Jos Sances to produce collaborative projects which bring their disparate sensibilities and creative approaches together to produce cohesive works which express each artist’s unique voice as in a digital tile mural for the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center and most recently in the etched stainless steel and low-relief ceramic tile wall treatment at Skyline College.
The Wildcat Canyon Series of paintings are Galvez’ first studio work in many years and the only paintings in his repertoire in which the human element is present only in the invisible hand of the artist and the imagination of the viewer.
Daniel was born in Calexico, California in 1953 and grew up in Sacramento. He received a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1975 and an MA in painting from San Francisco State University in 1979.
Wildcat Canyon Series, 2012