Artist Talk: Friday, April 5 at 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: April 5 – 25, 2019

Our Sheets, examines the unheralded “women’s work,” and the juxtaposition of the normally separate roles of parenting and art-making. Merging my artistic practice with domestic labor, I explore women’s roles as person, partner, parent, pauper, and pensioner. Using colorful juices of fruits, vegetables and the infinite fragments of eggshells or coffee grounds, I combine them with traditional materials such as graphite, pastel, charcoal and ink into various configurations and fleeting constellations. My pieces are part of a pointedly minimalist language, embodying the insight that everything is “imperfect, incomplete and impermanent.” The narrative takes place at the intersection of the material and the associations its treatment evokes. The work has become a lived and documented experience of the way we tell stories.

About Danila Rumold

In her current series, Our Sheets, Danila Rumold melds natural materials and household finds with traditional materials, as a vehicle for exploring the unseen labor and taxed intimate territory of domestic life for women artists. Mrs. Rumold received her MFA in Painting from the University of Washington in 2001. For seven years, Rumold taught drawing, design, mural painting and printmaking at Seattle University, where in the summer of 2007 she was resident director and instructor for a drawing/painting program in Siena, Italy. In 2009 she received an artist grant to participate in the Vermont Studios residency program and in 2010 she was awarded an artist grant from the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Foundation. Mrs. Rumold has exhibited her work in Chicago, Seattle, Oregon, California and New Mexico. She is currently represented by the Gallery I|M|A, in Seattle Washington, SFMOMA Artist Gallery in San Francisco and 208 Exhibit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. www.DanilaRumold.com

“We live in a deeply polarized society where people’s world-views both on and off the media shape our world in many seen and unseen ways. My work questions our assumptions about any unified public reality. In antithesis to special effects found in the artificial world of the internet, I turn to the common denominator of materials that have for the longest time been at our domestic base. Using colorful juices of fruits, vegetables and the infinite fragments of eggshells or coffee grounds, I combine them with traditional materials such as graphite, pastel, charcoal, ink and oil paint into various configurations and fleeting constellations. My images are part of a pointedly minimalist language, embodying the insight that everything is “imperfect, incomplete and impermanent.” The narrative takes place at the intersection of the material and the associations its treatment evokes. The work has become a lived and documented experience of the way we tell stories.” – Danila Rumold