First Street Gallery

Teresa Dunn

 

Artist's Statement

Conscious coupling (red) Knee deep Doubling back Who dunnit? Because I could not stop for Death Where there's smoke Eclipsed Accoutrement A painted ship Herd mentality

Teresa Dunn

My narratives explore relationships through the absurd. Animals, food, and objects are important as humans by becoming symbolic, metaphorical or characters themselves. Their peculiar reality becomes normal, as in dreams or memory. Amidst bizarre sequences of events, dreams are believable when we are immersed in them. Memories distort, dissolve, and rearrange themselves until we are unable to discern fact from invention. Awareness of this disconnect allows for unearthing ideas about identity and interaction. Whether time is linear, cyclical, or removed from logical progression, one thing is certain: Change. How life shifts is absurd. My paintings investigate ways we navigate ourselves through life, environment, and our psychological eccentricities. Seasons, relationships, jobs, and cities attempt to define us. Peculiar occurrences, symbolism, and metaphor tie together some loose ends and fray others.

www.teresadunnpaintings.com