LINDSY DAVIS The Red Arrow Gallery Website CV
Nashville, TN | Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Drawing
Lindsy Davis is an American artist known for her gesture and negative space work that push and pull the eyes’ perception of space and depth. Lindsy works prolifically in series, her compositions question ideas of perceived perception through Gestaltism. Lindsy has shown internationally, was a National Parks Artist in Residence during their centennial year (2016), she is featured in collections throughout the nation, Canada and South Africa. She has worked with world renowned artists Ibrahim Miranda and William Kentridge. Lindsy received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University in Boston Massachusetts in 2014. She was raised in northern New Jersey, born in 1990, and currently lives and works Nashville, Tennessee. Lindsy is represented by The Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville.
For the past ten years I have been playing with how the eye filters what the mind perceives as spacial depth. I use slight temperature/tonal shifts, varying mark-making gestures, and different paint finishes that demonstrate Gestaltism in my practice. Gestaltism is a psychological theory postulating that the mind uses negative space, shape association, and tonal cues to dictate depth and meaning through vision. My goal with this present body of work is to experiment with what is necessary for the mind to see depth with minimal visual cues to grasp on to and how that process can fabricate memory and nostalgia, which elongates the time it takes for the eye to filter and the mind to decipher meaning and depth.