Margery Theroux

I work with the figure in an attempt to capture slices of the human psyche. We are all affected by anxiety. The anxiety has many sources and many manifestations. Each of these slices reflect that manifestation in the world and the faces around us.

I make drawings, paintings and videos that bring attention to the discomfort and anxiety of modern day life. Currently we experience a compressed and accelerated passage of time that creates heightened pressure. We now juggle the demands of concrete reality as well as virtual reality. This anxiety and pressure clearly reveals itself in an array of physical and mental illnesses. The attainment of individual space and solitude becomes a great challenge. The necessity of acquiring space and solitude is made plain when viewing the conditions that provoke anxiety.