The Fridge presents Individuation, an exhibition of drawings by Brooklyn-based artist Davis McLane Connelly.
Davis draws youthful figures in lifelike, surrealistic scenarios. In a departure from previous works in this series featuring stuffed toys and anthropomorphic animals, Davis is also showing drawings with human figures as part of his pursuit to fully realize this dream-like exploration of the psyche. Davis is a self-taught artist whose skills as a draftsman earned him a post-graduate residency in Corciano, Italy. His academic training in the field of psychology is the dominant influence in his work. This series is born out of the concept of individuation, the Jungian term for each person’s path to becoming whole.
Davis says, “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 slightly muted 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.”
7:00pm til 11:00pm, Sat Jan 5 @ The Fridge, 516 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003