Danielle McCulloughs works are a result of materials and processes in which her body is used to create a perceptual vantage point from which to think through tactile manipulations. Her gestures are informed by animal interactions and natural energy. Of late, she has been constructing loom-like paintings with leather and felt gleaned from garment industry byproducts and utilizing cyanotype (one of the earliest photographic forms used in plant species illustration) to manifest a permanent blue trace from a momentary arrangement of light.
McCullough has exhibited work in Los Angeles, Seattle, Berlin, Amterdam & New York. She recently collaborated with artist Gabie Strong on Blast Site: A Workshop for Conjecture
which was a sculptural, textual, edible and educational performance-based work as part of the High Desert Test Sites New Everyday Life Workshop series in Joshua Tree, CA. She is a recipient of grants from the Creative Capacity Fund, Change, Inc., and an artist residency at The Vermont Studio Center. McCullough is an active participant in Panel Shop, a collective cofounded by Andrea Zittel to help provide emerging artists with side income through the generation of specialty household design products. She is also the co-founder of Los Angeles Art Resource
, an on-line forum for the Los Angeles arts community to share job opportunities, calls for entry, studio vacancies and regional grant/fellowship deadlines.
Photo Credit: Blast Site a Monument to Our Future Failures
, collaboration with Gabie Strong, Joshua Tree CA. Photograph by Catharine Stebbins