David deVillier: Mind Gardens and Women Who Know
Gallery Walk December 29th, 5-8pm
Mind Gardens follows layered dreams, relationships, alternate personalities, desires, frustrations, seductions, and suggestions as they gestate, grow, evolve, reflect, and affect the psychological world roiling inside of our human heads. In my current artworks, tiny feet and legs trek around in obscure, neutral landscapes – toting male, female, and gender neutral maskheads - that are out of scale to their lower appendages. Unknown figures disappear inside of private worlds where they can exist freely, and wander about without the viewer knowing – or even needing to know - who these people really are, what they are really doing, or where they might be going.
On the path of Women Who Know, I continue to be affected by ongoing discussions related to political, social, and gender issues. Non specific personalities of semi-abstract and alternately constructed women inhabit complex mental spaces, stand proudly on stages, and exist in worlds where the scale and color and texture of their existence might suggest pride, knowledge, intelligence, boldness, security, and comfort in their own choices of how to participate in the world.
-Excerpt from artist statement