Reed Danziger: To Sweep the Horizon


Reed Danziger thinks of herself as a researcher, documenting the scene of a disruption in an imagined time and space. Her artworks take the form of large-scale paintings on paper, in which she develops a vocabulary of mark making using watercolor, ink and graphite to record moments of flux.


In some of these paintings, she captures explosive instants frozen in time. In others, she represents continuously flowing energy. The resulting “imagery” is both fast and slow, filled with flashes of momentum and moments of calm, and reveals evolutionary layers of process that speak to the relationship between the fluid and the fixed.


Though completely abstract, the paintings are metaphors for transition, be it scientific, cultural or personal.   In each piece she uses the representation of something unseen – energy – as a symbol for the human effort to understand and cope with things that are ultimately unknowable and outside our control.


Born in Berkeley, CA in 1966, Danziger received an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995 and has been exhibiting with Hosfelt Gallery since 1996. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and group shows throughout the country.

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