First Street Gallery

Teresa Dunn

 

Artist's Statement

Truth be told Too simple to admire Things fall apart Run aground Trust no future All hope abandon Both ends of the spectrum Introducing my other half The chicken or the egg? To believe what he does not believe

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.

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