Listen as Daryl Myntia Daniels and Russell Ihrig explore relationships between Daniel’s painting, Tired, and Elizabeth Catlett’s sculpture, Phyllis Wheatley.
Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012), United States and Mexico, Phyllis Wheatley, 1973, bronze, Museum Purchase: Dr. Sandy Courter Memorial Fund, Lawrence Archer Wachs Fund, A. J. Howe Endowment, Henry Meis Endowment, Phyllis H. Thayer Purchase Fund, Israel and Caroline Wilson Fund, On to the Second Century Endowment, 1999.215, © Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Daryl Myntia Daniels is a contemporary artist who combines figuration and abstraction through a process of performance, documentation, and mark-making techniques. She investigates layers of the figure through painting, while drawing a connection between societal beauty standards and mental health across the African Diaspora. Inspired by patterns in nature and curl patterns of natural hair, Daniels uses various techniques to create her multilayered works, forming a dialogue around Black identity, energy, divinity, and spirituality.
Daniels was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her BFA in Painting at Ohio University in 2013 and her MFA in Fine Arts in 2016 from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been shown in places like the Kennedy Museum of Art, the Untitled Space, the Hole Gallery, and the Andrew Freedman Home. Daniels currently maintains her practice in the Bronx.
Submitted September 2020