Stacey Davidson "dollwork"

Marlborough (Midtown)

poster for Stacey Davidson "dollwork"

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Davidson’s work reflects her interest in the exploration of character and personal emotion, concerns that reveal themselves in her cast of three-dimensional dolls which are portrayed in gouache and oil. Trained as a painter, Stacey Davidson began to create dolls in 1997 to bring her painting to new and unseen territory. After a period of intense experimentation using the doll form as a sculptural concept, Davidson returned to painting in 2006. having learned how to sculpt, make wigs and costumes by hand, the artist began asking how the dolls might best be used within the context of her two-dimensional work. Often anatomically incorrect and with vacant expressions, the dolls ultimately became vehicles or actors for further exploration with the medium of painting. Always testing the media with which she works, handmade dolls such as “Mrs. B,” “Rose,” and “Lorrine” were used as points of departure to investigate personal narratives in gouache and oil. the results are at times menacing and at others entrancing but always with the aim “to expose the psychic pressures and histories we all carry.”

[Image: Stacey Davidson "Rose, Blue" (2007) Oil on paper 29 7/8 x 22 5/8 in.]



from October 14, 2008 to November 15, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-10-14 from 18:00 to 20:00


Stacey Davidson

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