WAS Artist of the Week…

Dana Clancy: Painter, Boston

Dana Clancy is a painter and assistant professor at Boston University’s School of Visual Arts.

“My paintings are about observing and being observed. In my portraits I combine observational painting with pattern, invented color, and flattened space in order to suggest the inner life of the subject while drawing the viewer’s attention to his or her own act of looking at the painting.I often use a rounded shape within my paintings to strengthen the viewer’s sensation of peering in or looking at a subject elliptically.”

Dana’s paintings show an immense contrast of closeness and distance, form and flatness, and what is seen and what is hidden as a way to explore the act of looking.

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