Dana Clancy

Region: Northeast

City / State: Milton, MA

My paintings are about the act of looking and the construction of a viewing experience. I am interested in cultivating the viewer’s awareness of shifting points of view in relation to both the paintings as objects in space and the way they reference the reflective surfaces and dizzying viewpoints that are hallmarks of twenty-first century museum architecture.

Through the process of painting I interpret my experience of museums. Gesture, color, and strong light allow me to further romanticize the contemporary museum as a place that courts sublime spectacle. At the same time, I want to remind the viewer of concrete, individual acts of work: I embed imagery of individual people building, drawing, and serving, and let my marks show on the surface of the canvas.