Invitation to SF Open Studios, Fall 2016

November 1, 2016

Please visit my Open Studio on the weekend of November 5 & 6, 11am to 6pm. British Grocery Studios, 726 15th Street @ Potrero Si monumentum requiris, circumspect If you need a monument, look around Further studies on survival, loss, and the continued impact of the AIDS Crisis Years... Read More

A Return to Form: Damage is Done (The Violation of Thémis) Debuts in Kansas City

July 18, 2016

My multi-channel video Damage is Done (The Violation of Thémis) debuted at the Anderson Ranch Legacy: Mentoring Artistic Excellence exhibition in Kansas City on March 19. This exhibition was a cornerstone of the 50th conference of NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts).... Read More

Massimo Salari sull’arte di Daniel Dallabrida come catarsi

April 30, 2016

Daniel si definisce un raccontastorie. Ma ai miei – di occhi – appare sempre più come un custode del segreto della creazione. E i suoi racconti celano proprio quello. - Massimo Salari, poet, actor, playwright and television commentator ... Read More

Interview: How Can You Build A Ruin…Much Less a Noble One?

April 15, 2016

“Every morning when I shave, I greet my noble ruin. It is my most honest memoir.” In this interview I explore and explain my current show “Building the Noble Ruin” being presented at Anderson Ranch Art Center.... Read More

Visit My Spring Open Studio: April 16-17, Noon-6pm @ 726 15th Street

April 8, 2016

Join us at the British Grocery Studios @ 726 15th Street as we participate in the Mission Artists United Spring Open Studios on Sat-Sun, April 16-17, noon-6pm. Featuring the visual art of Ilana Crispi, Hunter Franks, Boback Emad, and myself as well as the drinkable art of Jason Beck there will be something for every taste. There are hundreds of artists’ work being presented through out the Mission this weekend. For a printable map to guide click here. Find more information check out this Facebook link. Or stop by the British Grocery Studios at 726 15th Street to pick up… Read more

Check Out Version 2.0 of My Website: With Kudos to Design Studio Roundhex

March 18, 2016

I’ve gone mobile. Check out Version 2.0 of my fabulous website. Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Alexej Steinhardt and his crew at Roundhex. We have collaborated successfully on visual identity, web design and printed materials. Check out their description of our process and the development of my signature glyph.... Read More

Daily Serving/Art Practical Reviews of Building the Noble Ruin

March 25, 2015

“One of the most arresting installations is a triptych titled Fraternitas Misericordia in Pace Prima del Diluvio/At Peace Before the Deluge (1964–2015). The work anchors a full wall, from which the subjects of the parade-size banners watch over the gallery like patron saints or vigilantes. Not only are the enormous banners imposing, the stark figures pictured seem to gaze back at viewers with candid appraisal, as though we, the gallery-goers, are the real subjects on display.”... Read More

Building the Noble Ruin: My First Solo Exhibition at Patton-Malott Gallery

February 3, 2015

"We celebrate ruins because they offer a doorway into the past.  If we use our imaginations to supply the missing elements, we can step into a majesty which once was. We can experience a brief and shining moment, a whisp of fleeting glory without the knowledge of what comes next. Standing among the ruins we know that out of them rises a nobility that could not have been realized otherwise. Ruins simultaneously share the past, present and future."  - Daniel Dallabrida... Read More

Installation: Putting Together the Noble Ruin

January 31, 2015

Setting an exhibition is like creating a theatre piece. I try to consider the viewer’s experience from before they walk through the door until they are at home musing on what they have seen. It is a creative process as important as making the art itself. So, here are some images from the days leading up to the opening of Building the Noble Ruin at the Patton-Mallot and Gideon Gartner Galleries at Anderson Ranch Art Center. Under the direction of Joshua Meier, Studio Coordinator for Painting & Printmaking  the show came together beautifully. It starts with bare walls, spackle, paint… Read more

Trailer for Damage is Done/Danno é fatto. An installation in development

December 15, 2014

During times of war or plague, the terror of insistent, unpredictable death lives among us. There is no pause for recovery. We come to expect loss upon loss. Hope is hidden away so it will not die. The unreleased rage, disenfranchised grief and unsorted identity of post-crisis existence reverberates across generations. To rebuild and re-imagine community, we share our stories with courage and we listen without judgement.... Read More