FEELING HUMAN A GROUP EXHIBITION
MIRA DANCY | AUSTIN EDDY | RYAN SCHNEIDER
Recreating the world we live in, to move outside of the world we live in, to feel human…
The body, sapience, space, emotion and the atmospheres they create, form the art of storytelling. Our intelligence and judgement are what helps shape these stories and have helped reshape and build upon the most important and historical mode of communication.
The figure tells us about ourselves, our fears, our humor, our love, and how individuals think amongst a community that now spans globally and in digital form. In abstract ways, aesthetically and conceptually, a story is told using the figure as the tool connecting the narrative to the viewer. As we view the works, we are all brought out of our immediate moment in time and into a feeling, a new state on emotion and personal consciousness. It helps us define feeling human. These feelings come from varieties of deductive processes.
The following contemporary artists are transforming and continuing the historical tradition of depicting the human form in timeless and modern situations such as ritualistic behavior, sexuality, strength, hope, happiness, fear, tension, dreams and more. This trio of artists have built a new dynasty of figurative work, that compels the viewer to become part of the environment and emotion within which the figure lives…
Mira Dancy (b. UK, 1979) received her MFA from Columbia University in 2009, and her BA from Bard College in 2001. She has exhibited at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, and throughout New York at KANSAS, Thierry Goldberg, Bull and Ram, Regina Rex, and most recently at White Flag Project in St. Louis, MO. Mira lives and works in New York.
Ryan Schneider (b. Indianapolis, Indiana 1980) received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, 2002. He lives and works in NYC and was a 2010/2011 resident of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program. Recent shows include "Schneids and Heids", with Daniel Heidkamp at Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen; solo exhibition, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv; "Chicken or Beef?", The Hole, NY; "Bathers", Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY; as well as the New York Horticultural Society and Louis B James Gallery, NY. Schneider's work has been featured in Modern Painters, The New Yorker, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtInfo, Artblog Artblog, New American Paintings, Beautiful Decay, and The Diner Journal (cover).
Austin Eddy (b. 1986, Boston, Massachusetts) received his BFA in Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has shown at Thierry Goldberg, New York; Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen; LaMontagne Gallery, Boston; and in galleries in California and Puerto Rico. In 2014 Eddy is exhibiting works at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.