COREY DANIELS

Select Private and Corporate Collections

Guggenheim Partners
New Britain Museum of American Art
POLO Ralph Lauren

Lindy Benson
Stephen Block, Inner Gardens, Los Angeles
Ellen Degeneres
Waldo Fernandez
Will Fisher, JAM (London)
Keith Fox and Tom Keyes
Eric Gregg
Anne Johnson, Director for Art for Embassies under the Bush Administration
Adam Rifkin, Vice President at Barkley Capital
Paula Rubenstein, New York
Laura Soskin

Artist Statement

“An artist cannot talk about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.”
- Jean Cocteau

I see my works on paper as cartoons, referencing Italian tapestries. They are sketches for pieces that may never be realized. In a way, I don’t even see them as art. They function as elements within a larger assemblage of objects. I never really see them as finished. Each piece functions as a kind of day page or visual poetic musing.

My larger paintings are also unfinished. My intention when making the work is specifically NOT to think. I work myself into a space where there is an absence of thought and it is just about the process of making the work. When the work reaches a point where I have to start thinking about it, it is finished, for me, and then I move on to the next.

I would say on a very large piece, it can be four months before I reach a place where thought attempts to intrude on the process and a work is finished.

Select Press

New England Home, “Corey Daniels Gallery,” March 13, 2013, Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz.

New York Times, “A Maine Antiques Dealer Rethinks His Aesthetic,” March 24, 2010, Andrea Codrington Lippke.

World of Interiors, “Maine Man,” March 1993, Carol Prisant.