The northwest art community lost a great painter when Michael Dailey passed away in August 2009. This memorial exhibition will feature both recent and earlier paintings on canvas and mixed media works on paper. Dailey was known for his subtle, abstract interpretations of sea, land, and sky, alluding to atmosphere and light through delicate variations of color. He was a master colorist, cultivating an expansive use of color ranging from deep blues, greens and pale peaches to creams and grays. His luminous creations are like no other.
Originally from Iowa, Michael Dailey has made Seattle, Washington his home since 1963. Solo shows include those at the State University of New York; the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington as well as regular exhibitions at the Laura Russo Gallery in Portland, and the Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle. Dailey's work is in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; the Seattle Art Museum, Washington; the Portland Art Museum, OR; and the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. Corporate collections include the Bank of America Collection, San Francisco, California; Hilton Hotel Corporation, Portland, Oregon; Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon; and Safeco Insurance Company, Seattle, Washington. He was honored in 2008 with a retrospective exhibition at the respected Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR.