Earlier today, we showed you a preview of Nicomi Nix Turner's exhibition at Paradigm Gallery in Philly, and now we have a look at the other solo show opening on April 24, 2015: Sarah Louise Davey "The Garden of No Distant Place." We have a studio visit with Sarah in conjunction with the show, taking a look at her unique and handmade sculptural works. 


Through the vessel of the figure and materiality of clay, I create sculptural objects and installations to evoke intuitive, visceral responses informed by our subjective notions of physical image and societal norms. I question my own experiences of these through the various personalities that emerge with each hybrid portrait, as they are often a mix of whimsical beauty and exaggerated macabre. Posture and pose illustrate the psychological scope of the feral female while their wide-eyed gazes portray an emotional duality that is constantly evolving within each beastly image. At the heart of these works is the eternal push and pull of the spirit. The two-headed beast, the twin within, living just beneath the skin, sharing the shell and breathing life in through the cracks. They are psychic creatures blistered by hope and beaten with twinges of nostalgia. —Sarah Louise Davey

The show runs from April 24, 2015 – June 6, 2015