Saturday, October 24, 2009
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery
3301 S. Meramec
Saint Louis, MO
Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery
Danielle Correll, Artist—Surrounding my Insanities
A show of the ups and downs and everything in between.
The current work represents life's simplicity in the good, bad, and ugly. These paintings are mixed media representations of the artists past 10 years of life.
Danielle is a multi media artist; she utilizes many mediums including digital, glass, sculpture, photography, acrylics, oils, airbrush, pastels, lacquers, and freelance design born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Danielle's artistry goes a long way back to childhood; where she would often paint with her hands or draw at about age one.
Her work finds a feeling or expression within her own soul to captivate others along her life's struggle and journey for answers. The work that represents the human form is ultimately herself in the different stages of her emotion as she gains control of her past and heals from the abuse that she experienced as a child and again as an adult. She admits she is no longer a victim and helps others who have experienced the same using her work as an outlet or vision into the experiences that make Danielle who she is today.
Currently her artworks extend from the West Coast and Southwest regions of the U.S.A. to Europe, and Asia.
Danielle has a permanent exhibit within Soulard Art Market (12th & Russell, in the heart of Soulard (Saint Louis), Missouri).
She continues to produce work for her exhibit with Soulard Art Market and also attends school full-time to receive her Bachelor's in Science with an emphasis on Interior Design (Commercial & Residential).
You can find her artwork shown around Saint Louis, Missouri at many shows and events coming up.
I've been creating art almost my entire life... the stories I could tell. Mostly self-taught, I experiment with different forms of medium to achieve the overall look and design of what I am trying to achieve.
Art is a required necessity and has become more of a staple in my life than anything. Like a good well-balanced diet. Art serves a mentally logical reason as well. Productivity, a sense of immortality (as I know I won't live forever but my art very well may), an outlet for expression are but a few reasons. A true focus on what I love in my life is where my inspiration comes from, another form of inspiration is my anger towards specific situations in my past. Painting is seriously a form of meditation or therapy for me to get through what is going on from my past struggles into the situations that I deal with in the present.
In this form of therapy art has displayed a special expressionism where I don’t have to be a victim anymore, i can now allow myself to be a survivor. Unfortunately there are still many others out there that have experienced similar situations in emotional, physical and sexual abuse that I have but cannot yet call themselves survivors. I hope that my work can help them in this process towards survivorship as it is possible. It is a very long process to get through, just hang in there.
Many of the forms in my work are female and are representative of emotions that cannot sometmes be expressed in words but upon a canva and a stroke of paint.
In all the years I have experimented with various kinds of media like oils, acrylics airbrush, sculpture, glass, etc... .
Most of my creations have remained hidden.... I have always created just to have fun and create. The art form and true discipline is different for every artist and each creation allows an artist to grow and change within themselves. When other people have a chance to understand that vision then you know that you have created a beautiful piece of work to share.
Pleases enjoy this collection and don’t be afraid to ask any questions.
Also @ Urban Eats coming up
November 8th I will have another opening representing a different collection -- "The Other side of the Human Soul" -- this is going to be an interesting collection that you just have to see to believe.
December 19th - I will have another opening representing a different collection - "Yesteryear" -- paintings representing immigration through the industrial revolution and specifically women and children. Truly an incredible experience in our Heritage.