Jaclyn Conley

Gallery Affiliations: Wynick/Tuck Gallery

Region: Northeast

City / State: New Haven, CT

I begin with a photographic image, but without the intention of transcribing direct information. Building on both my interpretation of the image and previous paintings, I incorporate aspects of the source that focus on my interest in children as an organized population, complete with hierarchies, politics, and cultural foundations. Within paintings, characters recur in similar places and the story expands to form larger narratives. Children take on roles in a plot both distinct from and reminiscent of the adult world.