Revisit/Release | Dani Roach

Revisit/Release | Dani Roach

Revisit/Release, an exhibit of new paintings by Dani Roach, opens June 1 at Groveland Gallery.

Dani Roach began her professional art career in 1983 as a member of WARM Gallery. She has exhibited regionally at ARC Gallery in Chicago, the Benedicta Arts Center in St. Joseph, Minnesota and the University of Minnesota at Morris. Roach has been the recipient of artist’s residency fellowships at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York and Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois. Roach has been represented by Groveland Gallery since 1984.

Of this new body of work, Roach explains, “For this show I felt free to charge ahead with fresh painting ideas more readily than I had in the past. Maybe I wanted to paint a particular shade of green or was drawn to a bright red rail. Maybe I wanted to paint some sheep. Yes, go for it! Paint more skies? Sure - even a sweeping vista I have seen before, but this time at dusk. Try a smaller format? Still ‘yes.’”

Roach explores the intersection between representational imagery and abstract space. Using minimalist compositions and a soft color palette, the artist creates a sense of memory and mystery from seemingly mundane details, resulting in a collection of paintings that is contemporary and evocative.

Artist Profile:

Dani Roach was born and raised in Wisconsin and received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Roach moved to Minneapolis in 1980 and was a member of WARM Gallery from 1983- 1988. Roach has been granted artists' residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL; the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, NY; and VCCA in Amherst, VA. In 2012, she was one of twelve artists invited to participate in the inaugural 12’12’12 project at the Minnesota State Fair. Other awards for Roach's work include a Jerome Foundation Travel/Study Grant, a Moebius Exceptional Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin, and a Purchase Award from the University of Minnesota. Concurrent with her artistic pursuits until 2021, Roach worked in academic libraries for nearly 45 years. Roach has been represented by Groveland Gallery since1984.

Revisit/Release runs concurrently with A Closer Look by Cindy Koopman & Carl Oltvedt. Both shows continue through July 13, 2024.

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 12 to 5 pm 

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