"The Garden of No Distant Place": Preview with Sarah Louise Davey

Posted: Apr 23 2015

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.

"The Garden of No Distant Place" opens Friday, April 24th.

Please email sara@paradigm-gallery.com if you would like to be added to the collector preview catalog list or to request the press release / media packet for the exhibition.

Artwork will be available online here starting on Friday, April 24th at 6:00pm EST.

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