Each of Dacey's paintings begin with a vintage black and white photograph that captures an incidental moment in time. The shadows, poses, and fragments from an unknowable past, feel compelling to her; and while Dacey paints from a record of someone else’s gaze, the images pass through her and become hers. As the painting evolves from her own choice of color, stroke, perspective and composition, Dacey creates a personal context and meaning. While she is interested in the nonverbal aspect of memory, in a personal way, she is intrigued by the collectiveness of memory. Dacey's paintings tap into a longing for familiarity as they tell stories that connect uniquely.
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