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Daniel Elliott Exhibit

Glade Cultural Center 2000 Woodlands Parkway
The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Dates: July 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Price: Free

View Daniel Elliot's exhibit titled "AFTER GEOGRAPHY: a beholders share".

About the Exhibit

The phrase "a beholder's share" was introduced by art historian Alois Riegl and later by Ernst Gombrich. It is an experience we have all shared -- artists and patrons together. It is the viewer's contribution to the meaning of a piece; it is the final adventure in the story that each beholder chooses. 

In this collection, the adventure begins with the landscape. Shapes are formed from emotional ties to a memory, a process that is always stormy. Through the movement of color, feelings articulate into threads that viewers may tie to their own memories, completing the purpose and significance of each piece. Countless new adventures are born in each setting with my work prevents. Each view invites a new ending. 

Artist Statement

As an abstract painter, what the viewer brings to the story is what completes the relationship to the work for me. A canvas moves from blank to color to form and is finished by narrative. Witnessing a beholder's share is what draws me, again and again, to create these chronicles of shared confessions. 

My work distills itself into unique series, with contributions to themes forming in tandem. My goal for each piece is to bridge the gap between reality and abstraction, offering an expression of things felt rather than seen. My work begins without detailed studies and a single piece can often lead to multiple lineages. As collections assemble themselves, images both dark and whimsical make suggestions of narratives inviting the beholder to share in the story. 

*Glade Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Wednesday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Thursday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Friday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday Closed

*Check ahead of time for concerts or private events which may require tickets.