The teetering line between reality and magic is a state of transcendent imagination—not quite dreaming and not quite awake, but fully inspired. Rooted in reality, Daniel M. Granitto deconstructs familiar landscapes and suburban scenes in compelling studies of color and light. Everyday subjects become extraordinary in his works. As if lighting the paintings from another dimension, Granitto illuminates terracotta lions, gurgling brooks, and weeping willows with such vibrancy that the reality of the subjects becomes blurred. What is familiar? What is unknown?
Granitto utilizes a variety of mediums, including graphite, oil, acrylic, and watercolor, and often creates multimedia works that are both striking and relatable. Through his practice, he imbues childlike wonder into adult sensibilities. His works remind us that no matter our age, we can still use our imaginations to find the exceptional in the mundane.
Daniel M. Granitto: Familiar Unknown, Unknown Familiar juxtaposes earlier pieces with new works in which the artist expands his traditional palette into evocative new color studies. The exhibition reveals the remarkable breadth of Granitto’s paintbrush and invites viewers to explore fresh compositions through repetition.
Daniel M. Granitto returned to his hometown of Lakewood, Colorado in 2016 after living and working in Chicago, Illinois for six years where he received his BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Granitto’s works have been exhibited in galleries and museums spanning the western United States. Daniel currently works out of his home studio in Lakewood where he lives with his wife and four kids.
About BMoCA at Frasier
BMoCA at Frasier is a collaboration between Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Frasier Retirement Community. Curated by BMoCA, this series of exhibitions in The Canyons Gallery is an extension of the museum’s exhibition schedule. Each exhibition is complemented by a series of education programs.
Gallery is open to the public 11am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday.
Artist Talk & Reception
Monday, May 1, 2023, 5:30-7pm
The Canyons Gallery at Frasier