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The Garden of No Distant Place works by Sarah Louise Davey

Posted on April 24 2015

The Garden of No Distant Place

works by Sarah Louise Davey

Through the vessel of the figure and materiality of clay, I create sculptural objects and installations to evoke intuitive, visceral responses informed by our subjective notions of physical image and societal norms. I question my own experiences of these through the various personalities that emerge with each hybrid portrait, as they are often a mix of whimsical beauty and exaggerated macabre. Posture and pose illustrate the psychological scope of the feral female while their wide-eyed gazes portray an emotional duality that is constantly evolving within each beastly image. At the heart of these works is the eternal push and pull of the spirit. The two-headed beast, the twin within, living just beneath the skin, sharing the shell and breathing life in through the cracks. They are psychic creatures blistered by hope and beaten with twinges of nostalgia.

Opening reception*: Friday, April 24th • 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Paradigm Gallery + Studio • 746 S 4th Street • Philadelphia, PA 19147
Gallery Open Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays • 12:00pm - 6:00pm 
Open by appointment 7 days a week: / (267)266-0073
*No God for a Wanderer works by Nicomi Nix Turner will also be opening on the same evening.  Both artists will be in attendance.

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