About

Davis McLane Connelly is an emerging Brooklyn artist whose lifelike figurative drawings combine a playful surface narrative with a visual subtext encoded with esoteric puzzles. While alluding to a course of conflicted psychological maturation, the compositions include iconographic stuffed toys, anthropomorphic animals, and figures in various states of physical development. The content poses variable technical challenges for the artist, while serving to engage nostalgic or curious viewers in a dialogue concerning the regret of lost youth, and the metaphorical process known as individuation.

Davis holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology (2004) from State University of New York at Cortland, with residencies in Drawing and Painting in Corciano, Italy (2006), and the Chautauqua Institution (2007). He is currently designing educational enrichment classes and after school programs to benefit New York City youth in public schools. Davis is also consulting as an administrator and educator for several non- profit organizations, which provide creative opportunities for children, young professionals, and international artists.

 

Education

BA in Psychology (2004) State University of New York at Cortland

 

Residencies

Post Graduate residency at Corciano, Italy; Fall 2006

Chautauqua School of Art; Summer 2007 (full merit scholarship in Drawing)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013  Individuation, The Fridge Gallery; Washington, DC

2011  Greenpoint Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2013 Whimsicality, Albany Center Gallery; Albany, NY

2012 Chelsea Exhibition of RTS Art Stars, Muelenstein Gallery; New York, NY

2012 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, View Gallery; Old Forge, NY

2010 Uncle Cory’s Art Show, The Fridge; Washington, DC

2010 Come Out and Play, LITM Gallery; Jersey City, NJ

2008 I’m Still Here, Papa B Studios; Brooklyn, NY

2007 VACI Resident Exhibition, Chautauqua Institute School of Art; Chautauqua, NY

2006 Esibizione di Autunno, Town of Corciano; Umbria, Italy

2006 The People’s Choice Exhibition, Upstate Artists Guild; Albany, NY

2006 Pretty Girls and Robots, Upstate Artists Guild; Albany, NY