Tuesday, January 01, 2013

At the fridge...

The Fridge DC


The Fridge Presents
Davis McLane Connelly’s Individuation

Opening Reception Saturday, January 5, 7 – 11pm
Artist Talk Sunday, January 6, 2 - 3pm

On View through January 27

Davis McLane Connelly’s newest drawings of youthful figures in lifelike, yet surrealistic scenarios will be on view starting this Saturday, 7 - 11pm, at The Fridge. Davis will also have an artist talk on Sunday, 2 - 3pm to talk about his techniques as a draftsman as well as the psychological concept individuation, the Jungian term for each person’s path to becoming whole, that drives this series.

Davis draws iconographic stuffed toys, anthropomorphic animals, and figures in various states of physical maturity to engage nostalgic and curious viewers in a dialogue concerning the regret of lost youth and the struggle for personal expression.

Davis says, “I want to make work that is visually accessible, and I believe it’s important for everyone to be able to form their own interpretation of my work. I aim to make my drawings aesthetically pleasing so that they appeal to a wide range of viewers. Beyond the immediate aesthetics, there are references to greater topics. For example, the words on a magazine, the direction in which light is cast, or the arrangement of the composition will hold clues to a deeper meaning."

Read more about Davis' show on The Fridge site