October 12 - November 14, 2015
N’NAMDI CONTEMPORARY FINE ART GALLERY
177 NW 23rd Street
N'Namdi Contemporary Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of the exhibition Lush Life by artist Deborah Dancy.
Dancy’s practice -- which includes paintings and photography -- is located in between the boundaries of abstraction and figuration. Her paintings are based on complex structures of lines and areas that overlap and abut, resulting in dynamic and enigmatic schemes. In her pieces, the brushwork is very fresh, chaotic, and unpremeditated. Color and volumes vying with each other, creating a visual maze.
In her photographic work, you notice three key elements: body, space and still life. In body, Dancy uses herself as a model for the creation of works. obscuring her face, raising the question: why does she cover her features? An interesting symbol is also the recurring presence of sunflowers, held by the artist. What is significant is that these sunflowers always appear lifeless, dry which makes one wonder how much responsibility we have in the destruction of our environment.
Dancy's work is on display in numerous permanent collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, The Hunter Museum of Art and the US Embassy in Yaounde Cameroon.
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