Artist Drew Daly activates and draws attention to common domestic objects by meticulously altering the item’s surface quality and form. Daly is interested in fragmenting the familiar ready-made object to stimulate memory, recognition and consideration of the mundane. The artist also uses trace materials from the altered ready-made objects, collecting and reconstructing the residue of erosion, and tracing an object’s relation to the space around it. These trace materials act as a means of documenting the object in different states. Daly received his M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle (2004) and completed his undergraduate art degree from Alfred University in New York. Since his graduation, Daly has had solo exhibitions with the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle and the Texas State University in San Macros, Texas. In 2001, Daly was a resident artist with the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and has been featured in an article in the Seattle weekly The Stranger.