Dan Rizzie - Bird on a Blade

December 1, 2018 – January 12, 2019

Picabia, 2018

Etching, hand painting, collage, and chine collé on paper

17 x 14 inches

Black Rose for Johnny Cash, 2018

Printing ink on Japanese paper with chine colle

19 x 16 5/8 inches

Cubist Rose, 2018

Watercolor shellac on vellum

18 ½ x 15 inches

J.A.R., 2018

Mixed media and collage on panel

24 x 20 inches

Balance 1, 2018

Mixed media collage with chine colle on paper

15 ½ x 15 ½ inches

Italian Wall Lucca, 2018

Mixed media collage with chine colle on paper

14 x 11 ¼ inches

Tantric Bird Red (Balance), 2018

Mixed media collage with chine colle on paper

14 ¼ x 11 5/8 inches

Willis Horton, 2018
Mixed media collage with shellac and chine colle on paper

15 ½ x 12 ¼ inches

Wish You Were Here, 2018

Mixed media collage with graphite and chine colle on paper

17 x 14 inches

Doty’s Robin, 2016

Relief print

22 x 19 inches

B Bird Warren St., 2018

Unique dry point etching with collage and acrylic

20 ¾ x 16 ½ inches

IFL Firenze (Bird), 2018

Mixed media collage on paper

14 5/8 x 11 ½ inches

Trombone, 2018

Mixed media collage with chine colle on paper

13 x 13 ½ inches

Bird on a Blade, 2018

Acrylic collage on Japanese paper

16 1/8 x 14 ¼ inches

Harried Bird Dots, 2018

Etching with hand coloring and collage

12 ½ x 10 ½ inches

Blackbird Storm, 2018

Unique etching with collage and acrylic

20 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches

Dr. Bianchini, 2018

Mixed media collage with chine colle on paper

16 x 13 ½ inches

The Esplenade Hawthorne, 2018

Mixed media and collage on panel

30 x 24 inches

Alber Go Terminus, 2018

Mixed media and collage on panel

36 x 24 inches

Matthew Bolar, 2018

Oil on paper with collage and chine colle

22 7/8 x 18 ¼ inches

Lodi Gardens, 2018

lithograph handcolring, collage and chine colle on paper

26 5/8 x 22 inches

Ravens Garden, 2004

Aquatint etching

24 ½ x 19 ½ inches

Lazarus Wheel 1, 2018

Etching, screen print, collage, relief, chine colle, monoprint

30 x 23 inches

The Manor, 2018

Relief etching with collage and chine colle on paper

17 ½ x 14 inches

Agua Fria Cleveland, 2018

Mixed media print

17 ¾ x 14 ¾ inches

IFL Firenze, 2018

Mixed media collage with chine colle on paper

14 5/8 x 11 5/8

Promised Land, J.R.R., 2018

Mixed media and collage on panel

36 x 36 inches

Float 2, 2016

Mixed media collage with enamel spray paint and chine colle on paper

28 ¾ x 22 inches

Float 1, 2016

Mixed media collage with enamel spray paint and chine colle on paper

28 ¾ x 22 inches

Meadow Farm Revisited, 2018

Mixed media and collage on panel

24 x 20 inches

Barry Whistler Gallery closes off the year with Bird on a Blade, Dan Rizzie’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. This exhibition is the culmination of Rizzie’s collaboration with Grammy award winning musician Rosanne Cash. The two created a book featuring Cash’s song lyrics and Rizzie’s images. Dan Rizzie’s multifaceted mixed-media pieces have established him as one of the most successful collage artists of the 20th century.
 

His works most often contain layers of newspaper, paint, wax, and he often incorporates bold botanic imagery: a signature motif is graphic silhouettes of birds or flowers cast in front of abstract patterns. While his artistic sources are vast, Rizzie’s compositions are unified and explore traditional imagery in contemporary application. Dan Rizzie now lives and works in Sag Harbor, New York, but his time here in the 1980’s make him a beloved son of Dallas.