made in the usa
november 2018 | Opening reception:
november 3, 2018. 6:30 - 8:30pm
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Danny Galieote’s signature Americana style will be on display in his solo show, Made in the USA, at Maxwell Alexander Gallery. Made in the USA features large-scale work reinterpreting timeless rural narratives for a modern audience.
American regionalists like Thomas Benton, and the comparatively slower rural life of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s are some of Galieote’s many inspirations. “My mom’s dad was in the Navy during those times and traveled the world. He would tell me those stories when I was a kid, so I feel like I sort of grew up in that era.”
Pulling from the drama and accessibility of mural work from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Galieote similarly designs and edits his pieces for flow and impact. “Murals read well from a distance when they are well designed, and they have a sense of flow and fluidity. That’s really what I’m going for,” Galieote states.
Afternoon Pastoral features a panorama of working rural farm life in a pastoral setting. Men and women survey the land, reveling in their slice of paradise in the American West and the pride of working the land. Bronc Moon however provides more of a dramatic narrative for the viewer. In this piece, a bucking bronc with a charismatic rider top the visual space of a mesa, serving as an icon to the free spirit of the American West.
The show opening for Made in the USA will be open to the public and take place November 3 with the artist in attendance. The show will be up through November 25th
October 19, 2018
With his statuesque, Pop Art figures, Danny Galieote creates paintings that feel timeless. At Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Los Angeles, he will show his works in a solo exhibition that takes place November 3 through 25.
Afternoon Pastoral is a farm panorama that exemplifies the American Dream, showing men and women working the land to put food on the table for their families. “It’s a cinematic film pan across the farm,” explains Galieote. “It’s only 43 inches, but I can imagine it being 43 feet, as a grand landscape with those sculpturesque figures.”
Galieote is inspired by the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. “My mom’s dad was in the Navy during those times and traveled the world. He would tell me those stories when I was a kid, so I feel like I sort of grew up in that era.”
The artwork of the time was incredibly touched by the Works Progress Administration, which commissioned artists to complete thousands of murals. “Murals read well from a distance when they are well designed, and they have a sense of flow and fluidity. That’s really what I’m going for,” the artist says.
Featuring a crowing rooster, Country Morning harkens back to a simpler time. Galieote grew up in Los Angeles, but on a small farm with horses and chickens. “Every morning at 5 o’clock I’d wake up to Mean Joe,” he laughs. “Even though I was living in contemporary, modern LA, my childhood had a really traditional Americana feel.”