“SAWBLADE TO THE SUN”
a new exhibition by US painter Mira Dancy
Feminist Artist, Mira Dancy at Galerie Hussenot Paris / 13 April to 25 May 2019
Mira Dancy is a New York-based artist with a feminist-inspired approach. Her flamboyant, neo-
expressionist paintings feature in some of the USA’s top arts collections. The artist creates allegorical
female figures, drawing on stories inspired by everything from Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek mythology
and advertising industry models.
Despite their sensual poses, the bodies of the women in question are never depicted as passive objects.
Thanks to the use of vivid colours, Mira Dancy’s female subjects appear determined and combative. Her
figures are truly liberated, strangely-proportioned and seemingly possessed with an ongoing desire to
enter the viewers’ world, wrapping themselves around them, running through their veins.
Mira Dancy reveals her thoughts: ‘A jagged ray of golden light appears in several of my paintings. It
makes me think of the brightness of a ray of sunshine that erupts from a knife’s cutting edge, slicing
through the sky and time like a flashback. The action depicted in these paintings is set in different
places in time and space which are nonetheless somehow conjoined, bathed in a shaft of iridescent
light.’ Mira Dancy