Piece of the Story – Featuring the Work of Davis McLane Connelly

A Piece from Davis McLane Connelly's "Indviduation" series, now at The Fridge

Piece of the Story – Featuring the Work of Davis McLane Connelly

Edited by Larry Janezich

Davis McLane Connelly: 

This series of drawings of youthful figures in lifelike, yet surrealistic scenarios is driven by the psychological concept “individuation,” the Jungian term for each person’s path to becoming whole.  The drawings are of iconographic stuffed toys, anthropomorphic animals, and figures in various states of physical maturity which engage nostalgic and curious viewers in a dialogue concerning the regret of lost youth and the struggle for personal expression.

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.

The work is currently on view at The Fridge through January 27.

Opening Reception Saturday, January 5, 7 – 11pm

Artist Talk Sunday, January 6, 2 – 3pm

Contact Connelly through gallery owner Alex Goldstein:  alex@thefridgedc.com

The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Ed. – capitolhillcorner.org feature “Piece of the Story” presents an image of a work by a local artist and a paragraph written by the artist explaining how the piece tells the story of the artist’s recent work.  If you are interested in contributing, please send an image and 200-300 words, including any biographical info and any venue where your work can be viewed, as well as contact information to: ljjanezich@hotmail.com

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