TAG Gallery presents Pam Douglas’s solo show “Sight” opening, September 26th with a reception on September 30th from 6-9pm and an artist talk on October 7th.
In SIGHT, a solo exhibition of new work by Pam Douglas, transparencies and reflections reveal a multi-layered perspectives of our times. Amidst current challenges for our nation and the planet, Douglas feels felt these times call for boldness. That led her to create images of women crying out in darkness, oil derricks spewing oil, the unflinching gaze of a woman inside a round sawblade, and the line from Thoreau beneath another work: “The question is not what you look at but what you see.”
SIGHT evokes the courage to see what is happening. Douglas has enjoyed the metaphysical realms of vision in past works, and with this exhibition she continues her interest in the circle as an embrace of “oneness.”
Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot has said that Douglas “is steeped in the magical way assemblage creates meaning. But she also excels at using paint, light, and line to create thematic compositional elements of powerful abstract narratives.” Nys Dambrot goes on to say that the works in SIGHT, “share material interests with her previous bodies of work, but for this series she has chosen those elements with increased specificity because their message has intensified as a response to society’s troubles. SIGHT evokes ideas about perspective and perception, truth and spectacle, evidence and witness, and includes both physical and metaphysical sensory experiences.”
“Sight” is on view at TAG from September 26 to October 21, 2017, with a reception on September 30th from 5-8pm and an artist talk on October 7th.
Pam Douglas Received her BA in Art from Vassar and her MFA from Columbia. She took classes at the Art Students League in NY and Cornell University. Recently she has exhibited at the California African American Museum, LA Artcore, Tag Gallery, Arena 1, Tarfest, I-5 Gallery and Studio C. Currently she is professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.