Estate of Michael Dailey - Oil on Canvas

San Juan Islands Museum of Art
Michael Dailey: Early Dawn to Late Twilight
August 28 - November 15, 2015

Paintings from the Estate of Michael Dailey
February 20 - March 29, 2014

Read about the exhibition in the Stranger.
Currently Hanging: "The Unbelievable Glow of Michael Dailey's Paintings" by Jen Graves


March 14, 2013
The Seattle Times
Waves of color tell Northwest stories in Michael Dailey show
A review of "Paintings from the Estate of Michael Dailey," color-saturated works by the Northwest artist at Greg Kucera Gallery. by Nancy Worssam

    
2014 Exhibition - currently on view


Oil Paintings on Canvas from the 1970s and 80s




DARK COAST, 1972
Oil on canvas
39 x 38.75 inches
$15,000



About the exhibition
Our first exhibition of works from the Estate of Michael Dailey will survey almost fifty years of his paintings, spread throughout our first floor galleries.

Dailey's oil paintings from the 1960s through the 1970s reveal his shift from a complex, gesturally rendered landscape toward a sublime suggestion of atmosphere in which the land or sea reference is finally reduced to the very bottom edge of the canvas. The sky, or the depiction of air and light, filling the greater expanse of canvas became the ineffable subject matter of these paintings marking Dailey's maturation as an artist.

As he transitioned from oil to acrylic paint, his format changed from wide, more or less horizontal, bands of open space to the inclusion of vertical and diagonal elements suggesting the passage of time from one band of color to another moving across the picture plane.

Our exhibition will include paintings on paper from the 1970s that parallel, within their small format of oil paint washes, the shifts that occurred in his larger canvases. The later works on paper reveal a rich variety of media (graphite, pastel, watercolor and acrylic paint) all in service to Dailey's description of the seasons, time, and weather of places both seductively familiar and strangely alluring. Read more about Michael Dailey here.


EVENING BEACH #2, 1972
Oil on canvas
44.25 x 45.5 inches
$17,500


GREY MORNING BARHAM #3 (charcoal top) , 1976
Oil on canvas
43.75 x 43.5 inches
$17,000




MEADOW SERIES #2, 1977
Oil on canvas
26.5 x 44 inches
$14,000



Oil Paintings on Canvas from the 1960s


DESOLATE COAST, 1965
Oil on masonite
38.35 x 41 inches
$13,000


EARLY SPRING SEACOAST, 1965
Oil on upson board
40 x 41.5 inches
$13,000


RIVER AND THE SEA, 1965
Oil on canvas
55.5 x 60.5 inches
$24,000


WATER MEADOW, 1964
Oil on canvas
49 x 58 inches
$18,000


DECEMBER NIGHT (blue, red, green), 1968
Oil on canvas
21.5 x 23.25 inches
$7,500


LIKE A SUNSET GOING DOWN (rust, maroon, green, blue, 1968
Oil on canvas
22 x 23 inches
$7,500


RAINY DAY SEACOAST #3 (brown, red, green), 1969
Oil on canvas
27.5 x 28 inches
$10,500


INTERIOR RIVER, 1962
Oil on canvas
21.5 x 22.25 inches
$7,500




UNTITLED (turquoise, brown, tan), 1968
Oil on canvas
21.75 x 24.25 inches
$7,500