Devorah Jacoby has an uncanny ability to conjure up pure emotional and psychological states in her paintings with a masterful use of paint stroke, color and composition. In “She,” her first exhibition in three years, she has put together powerhouse works that entice, challenge, delight and engage.
“My paintings are about life’s complexity,” says the artist. “Life is incredibly beautiful, lush, joyous, heartbreaking, messy and enraging. When I am painting, I express all of that; it’s a release, it’s freeing.” The last three years for Jacoby have been an incubation period in which she has further fine-tuned her sophisticated means of expression, loosening up her painting style, becoming more and more abstract and navigating human experience. Always provocative, her paintings are both dark and light with a fearlessness that has attracted us to her work since her first exhibition in 2006.