A selection of recent paintings by Houston, Texas-based artist Kelli Vance. Describing her works as “investigations of psychological spaces where anxieties surrounding identity and states of being are represented as moments in an unfolding narrative,” Vance uses these concepts as catalysts for creating paintings and drawings that generate more questions than answers. She portrays her figures in “in between” moments, existing in a place where “a sense of self is being lost or found, formed or deconstructed.”
“They are enveloped in a journey where that loss and reconnection to the self propels an estranged relation of the figure to the environment she inhabits,” Vance says of the women in her paintings. “These precarious and unstable moments propose an examination of our own cognizance surrounding the fear, release, engagement, and submission in how we find and contemplate our place in the world.”
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