Conversation with Deborah Dancy

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Collision, a conversation with artist Deborah Dancy
Online “Happy Hour” Event, Friday, May 29, 5:00PM

(This event was originally advertised as taking place at Marketview Arts in March. At first postponed with the goal of a physical event, it has now been moved online as part of our series of “Happy Hour” conversations with artists. Please join us tomorrow at 5pm, pour yourself a drink, and listen to Ms. Dancy discuss her work. The first half hour is a conversation between gallery director and artist while the second half is an opportunity for the audience to interact with the artist and ask questions about the work.)

Deborah Dancy is an artist who works in a variety of media. Her paintings, drawings, artist books, photography and sculptural objects examine and mine abstraction’s potential to move across mediums and materials exploring subtlety and confrontation. In her work there is an undercurrent of nuance and tension, as if something is poised to happen. Paintings and drawings are constructed by tangential linear demarcations and erasures; abutting shapes and colors are inserted to provoke and entice, yet disrupt.

Dancy’s exhibition at Marketview Arts, Collision, combines three bodies of work; large, formally-driven abstract paintings; small found objects modified to explore issues around race and power; and collaged works on paper that create a bridge between the paintings and objects, referencing both the mark-making of the paintings and the sociopolitical content of the objects.

Deborah Dancy was born in Bessemer, Alabama and now lives in Storrs, Connecticut. Her work is represented by Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York; N’Namdi Contemporary Fine Art, Miami; K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco; and Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut.

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