Kelli Vance

Region: West

 My works are investigations of psychological spaces where anxieties surrounding identity and states of consciousness are represented as moments in an unfolding narrative. These concepts are catalysts for paintings and drawings that raise more questions than give answers and never quite give the story whole, as the figures are caught in moments of being in between, before, or after. The women exist in a place where their sense of self is being lost or found, formed or deconstructed. They are enveloped in a journey where that loss and reconnection to the self and to nature propels an estranged relation of the figure to the environment she inhabits. These precarious and unstable moments propose an examination of our own cognizance surrounding the fear, release, engagement, and submission with which we find and contemplate our place in the world.