Daniel Rich

Daniel Rich's flat, graphic panels are more critically ambiguous than Ed Ruscha's optimistic Pop-Art paeans to modernist American architecture and typography. They depict cool, international-style buildings at sites fraught with dubious political legacies. His stenciled, photorealist paintings inform the viewer that the internal workings of governments shape the interiors and exteriors of the physical environments that people inhabit. Although ordered on the surface, his paintings reveal a provocative undercurrent of social commentary. Rich is a recipient of a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Grant, and will be an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE in the Fall of 2011.