Yes x Infinity Lightbox
"Yes x Infinity” shows the infinite power of saying yes to your reality. When life gets surprising, one option is just to say “Yes, this is what’s happening.” Daniel’s first lightbox flows through the entire color spectrum and can also be set to music while the motion sensor activates the lights when you enter the room. Daniel is currently working on three lightbox commissions all with different expressions of his work.
Bombay Beach Biennale 2019
Daniel was one of the contributing artists at the underground art movement in Bombay Beach, California (the dates are not released to the public). The line of his 8x8-ft rooster “Tease” begins in the toe and ends in the tail. The Bombay Beach Biennale is a renegade celebration of art, music, and philosophy that takes place each year on the literal edge of western civilization, at the shores of the Salton Sea. Founded in 2015, the Biennale transforms abandoned housing, vacant lots, and the decaying shoreline into a unique canvas for creative expression.
Other artists include Stefan Ashkenazy, Tao Ruspoli, Olivia Steele, Mads Christensen / Yarger Projects, Vera Sola, MoMo, Randy Polumbo, Moral Turgeman, Ben Crawford, James Ostrer, Scott Fitzel, Marco Walker, Tomek Sarduski, and Joséphine Wister Faure.
SPRING/BREAK LA Art Show
Daniel was among over 40 artists to curate their own room at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show in Los Angeles in Feb 2019. All works are available to view and purchase here.
Joshua Tree Commission
Dugan was commissioned to make three original works at a new home in Joshua Tree for KUD Properties: a desert tortoise, a hare, and a Joshua tree.
With over four million readers, Traditional Home featured Daniel in the Oct/Nov issue as one of their "Movers & Makers."
Color My World Show
Daniel was a contributing artist in Color My World at Dragonette, Ltd, in Los Angeles, and his piece sold the first day on 1st dibs.
Each artist was given the same blank living room to make their own -- no rules. Works were displayed anonymously, so the collector would not know the artist until purchased. All proceeds supported ACRIA.
Other artists include Mark Badgley & James Mischka, Nate Berkus, Sophia Bush, The Haas Brothers, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Jamie Bush, Ken Fulk, Barclay Butera, Cliff Fong, Pamela Jaccarino, Mary McDonald, and Hutton Wilkinson on behalf of Tony Duquette, et al.
Modernism Week | Palm Springs
Daniel collaborated with LA designer Maya Williams to create four original works for the Modernism Week Show House, the Christopher Kennedy Compound, including a one continuous line portrait of Audrey Hepburn studded with pearls and Swarovski crystals.
California Vibe Lux Magazine
Daniel's "Kisses are the Answer" Lips appeared in Mike Ragan’s Blush article in the May/June issue -- in great company with Ferragamo, Jonathan Adler, Bacharach, 1stdibs, and Michael Moebius Art.