Ivy Dachman

category: Visual,

Artist Statement

I use paint in a variety of ways: semi transparent, opaque, gestural and flat. Over time layers of interacting colors and form are set into play through scraping and over painting to create organic and architectural forms. When I paint I imagine the shapes to possess distinct personalities, which in turn become tools for working. I put into play several methods of paint application and removal in order to set up unanticipated relationships. Each painting is built - or evolves - element by element. It is a search for the meaningful mark, the aleatory impression, the revelatory mistake. And the end result cannot be preconceived.

Educational Background

1974    Queens College, C.U.N.Y., Flushing, N.Y. Master of Fine Arts 1972    The Cooper Union , New York, N.Y. Bachelor of Fine Arts