Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Deborah Decker -- Memory

Deborah Decker
TAG presents Memory, a series of drawings by Deborah Decker. Decker considers herself a figurative artist, however in these works, non-representation provided her with a broader dialogue from which to develop a separate code of psychological schisms, complexities and energy. Therefore, abstraction affords her the opportunity to physically translate memories directly into optical information.
Deborah Decker
"The visceral feelings of the graphite across the paper, the stretch of my arm, the full movement of my body, the push and flow of the graphite became a catalyst in igniting haunting memories of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse which seem to now be a part of my DNA.
Deborah Decker, I Don't Know, Graphite and pastel on paper, 16 x 45"
With insidious cunning the deep and haunting memories again bubble up into my consciousness as I relive them with each stroke. Time and events merge and awaken in flashes of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, which I am never seem to be able to bury deep enough. Then perhaps a touch, a sound, or a word, and like an old friends they simple call to reminisce."
Deborah Decker
The Exhibition runs through Saturday December 15
Artist Talk: Saturday, December 15, 3pm