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Mary DeVincentis
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope



ARTIST STATEMENT: Very early on, I got interested in the meta-themes of life. Why are we here? How do we create meaning and purpose? What is suffering about? I grew up in the suburbs of a typical American town. All manner of trauma happened in my house and in neighbors' homes, beneath the prettified veneer of suburban life. So you see that contradiction reflected in a lot of my work. Society now moves at such a fast pace and demands that our attention be outward in focus. Time without external stimulation starts to feel threatening, as we attend less and less to our internal well being. There is a price for avoiding ourselves. Unclaimed, our shadowy aspects get projected outward onto the "other." This is the theme of my series of paintings, Sin Eaters, which explores who or what volunteers or is volunteered to absorb or reflect these disowned aspects, and this shadowy side is also addressed in my series, Dark Matters. I strive for a dynamic tension between form and content in my work. I appreciate seeing evidence of the artist's physicality, their unique fingerprint, as evidenced in brush-stroke and mark making. Paint is kin to skin, viscera, blood, mineral, plant and stardust.
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  • Bardo
    2015
    oil on panel
    12" x 12"
    Sin Eaters Series

  • Not Kansas
    2015
    oil on canvas
    48" x 36"
    Sin Eaters Series

  • Battle Cry
    2015
    oil on canvas
    30" x 24"
    Sin eaters Series

  • Daka Alchemy
    2014
    oil on canvas
    18" x 24"
    Sin Eaters Series

  • King of Pain
    2015
    oil on canvas
    24" x 18"
    Sin Eaters Series

  • The Waves
    2015
    oil on panel
    10" x 8"
    Dark Matters Series

  • Signifiers
    2015
    acrylic on yupo
    14" x 11"
    Dark Matters Series

  • No Place Like
    2015
    oil on panel
    12" x 12"
    Dark Matters Series

  • Night Vision
    2105
    acrylic on yupo on wood panel
    11" x 14"
    Dark Matters Series

  • Fear on the Wonder Wheel
    2015
    acrylic on yupo on wood panel
    10" x 8"
    Dark Matters Series
 








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