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CHORUS Publisher’s Weekly review

January 21st, 2023

https://www.publishersweekly.com/9781632431110

Thank you to Publisher’s Weekly for the glowing review of CHORUS:

“Whose afterimage am I?” Molnar asks in her striking debut. These poems interrogate how the self connects and relates to the world around it, and how these influences shape a larger picture. Each titled “chorus” followed by a number (“chorus 1/ air” and “chorus 6/ map/ there is no time but the light remains”), they capture voices in conversation and harmony/disharmony with each other, “I’ve noticed how many good hearts have to stop/ to keep me clothed and fed/ I’ve noticed the callouses on other hands/ the splinters in paw pads/ the burrs in black feathers that, elsewise, ought to fly.” Writers are frequently invoked, including Bayo Akomolafe (“In this epoch of porous boundaries, our bodies cannot be considered apart from the stories we tell of them”), Alice Notley, Nietzsche, and W.S. Merwin. Poems about Ojito Canyon (“light advances up the canyon named Ojito, little eye/ black scatter of magpies in deepening blue”) provide beautiful descriptions complicated by anxiety, “Worry seeps through the slightest crack. Keep/ the body. Thinking is a truceless act.” These poems do not deliver tidy answers to the dilemmas of existence, but rather investigate the division and fragmentation with lyric urgency.

 

New essay in Variable West

April 28th, 2022

Color is a topic I’ve been obsessed with for a long time. This essay explores the potentially world-changing links between ecology and chromophilia (love of color) via the work of Alma Thomas, Mark Rothko, the Wizard of Oz, Jorie Graham, David Batchelor, Milan Kundera, and more.

This essay was written as part of a residency sponsored by Stelo Arts and Variable West.

Chromophilia

Jewish Review profile

April 7th, 2022

I’m honored by this unique take on my art practice!

Kerri Politzer writes: “Daniela Molnar’s artistry has taken her down a circuitous path from ecology to scientific illustration to poetry. Now, it is leading her back to her Jewish roots. The artist and writer, who is the granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors, is involved in multiple projects that address the Jewish experience from a variety of perspectives.”

Read the rest of the profile here:

https://www.jewishportland.org/jewishreview/jr-stories/artist-explores-light

Share 17

December 29th, 2012

Another creative outpouring at Share 17. The prompt this time was “Key.” Here’s the piece I made and a picture of me making it!

 

Upcoming show at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

June 21st, 2012

True Places

My work will be featured in group show of Portland artists

http://swarmgallery.com/current/

Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

July 14 – August 19, 2012

Reception Saturday, July 14, 2012 6-8pm

Narrative Image: The How and Why of Storytelling

March 10th, 2012

I had the honor of presenting this lecture to the annual meeting of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators in Olympia, WA. In it, I look at the basics of how images communicate through various types of visual narratives. I also had the pleasure of wandering down memory lane (which has some very big trees!) while visiting my the campus of The Evergreen State College, my alma mater.

Narrative Image: The How and Why of Visual Storytelling

Thanks Orlo!

March 10th, 2012

Thanks, Orlo

I received this awesome plate at the recent Orlo 18th birthday party to recognize my work on The Bear Deluxe Magazine. Shown here among other treasures… Happy birthday, Orlo!

Journal for XY&Z Benefit

March 10th, 2012

Here’s an snapshot of the journal I made that was auctioned at the XY&Z benefit (details below).

Lots going on for me on October 2nd.

March 10th, 2012

My work will be included in the first ever SHARE show.

And a journal that I made will be part of the annual Write Around Portland X Y & Z benefit. The journal is on display at Design Within Reach if you’d like to check it out.

Both of these organizations are vital, vibrant facets of the Portland community. Please come out and support them!

Please come celebrate Orlo’s beautiful new space!

March 9th, 2012

 

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