The Fridge Presents…

Davis McLane Connelly’s Individuation

Opening Reception Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7 – 11 pm
On View January 5 – January 27, 2013

Davis McLane Connelly’s Individuation is an exhibition of new drawings featuring youthful figures in lifelike, surrealistic scenarios. Davis is a self-taught artist whose skills as a draftsman earned him a post-graduate residency in Corciano, Italy. While his academic training in the field of psychology is the most notable influence in his work, Davis is also a noted scholar in unexpected arenas such as archetypes in mythology and horror cinema, such as Joseph Campbell’s stages of monomyth and Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film The Shining. This series is born out of the concept of individuation, the Jungian term for each person’s path to becoming whole.

“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.”


The Fridge Gallery

516 1/2 8th St

Washington, DC 20003


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