Michael Dailey

Strange Light at End of Day

2009

acrylic on canvas

24 x 32 inches

Portal to the Sea #2

2009

mixed media on paper

16.75 x 18 inches framed

Green and Pleasant Land

2009

mixed media on paper

14.75 x 17.75 inches framed

Twilight

2008

acrylic on canvas

24.5 x 37 inches

Morning #2

2006

mixed media on paper

19 x 21 inches framed

Thurloe Night

1998

acrylic on canvas

44.5 x 58.5 inches framed

Caldera #2

1997

acrylic on canvas

21.5 x 29.5 inches

Landscape 88-8

1988

charcoal and pastel on paper

16.25 x 22.25 inches framed

Landscape 88-2

1988

graphite and pastel on paper

15 x 22.25 inches framed

Yelldunne

1987

acrylic on canvas

26.75 x 50.5 inches framed

Landscape by the Sea 86-5

1986

mixed media on paper

15.25 x 22.25 inches framed

Landscape 6-85-1

1985

graphite, charcoal and pastel on paper

14.25 x 22.25 inches framed

Winter Landscape #1

1983

acrylic on canvas

21.5 x 43.5 inches

Coastal Emplacement

1968

charcoal on paper

26.25 x 31 inches framed

Seaside Place

1968

charcoal on paper

30.25 x 35 inches framed

Press Release

For the month of February, Russo Lee Gallery presents Landscape Journey by Michael Dailey. Featuring works from the estate, this exhibition includes a rich variety of mixed media on paper, as well as acrylic paintings on canvas. Dailey was known for his abstract interpretations of land, sea, and sky. Inspired by the light and atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest, the artist created glowing images by building up layers of translucent color. His works evoke tranquil and meditative qualities through an expert use of central open space, often framed or held in place by both horizontal and vertical structures.

Originally from Iowa, Michael Dailey made Seattle, Washington his home from 1963 until his death in 2009. Dailey received both his BFA (1960) and MFA (1963) at the University of Iowa, where he studied Chinese art and philosophy with acclaimed professor Chu-tsing Li. In 1963, Dailey became a professor of painting and drawing at the University of Washington, where he taught for over thirty years. Solo exhibitions include those at the State University of New York; the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington. 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.