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Stacey Davidson

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Closing Reception & Artist's Talk by Stacey Davidson: March 13, 5:30, Wilson Hall's Concert Hall
February 13 - March 15, 2013

In her work Stacey Davidson explores the genre of portraiture in painting and sculpture, using each method of figural representation to inform the other. Trained as a painter, she decided to pursue sculpture in order to make three-dimensional doll forms that would serve as subjects. From the wigs to the costumes, her cast of characters is meticulously handcrafted. In Davidson's paintings each doll takes on a life of its own, each imbued with a very specific personality. Simultaneously lifelike and artificial, the dolls and their painted portraits reflect the complexity of human emotion. Davidson is a professor of painting at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and she is represented by Marlborough Gallery in New York.

MASS MoCA, 2, 2011, digital photograph