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.
Ivy Dachman a native of Manhattan attended The High School of Music and Art and received a BFA from The Cooper Union and a MFA from Queens College. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at locations including: The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, N.Y, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Ct., Gallery 128, New York, NY, Artists Space, New York, NY, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA., The Drawing Center, New York, NY, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers NY, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Stamford Museum, Stamford Ct., Castle Gallery, and The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY. In 1998 she received a Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation For The Arts, Artist Fellowship Program. Ms. Dachman maintains a studio in Ossining, NY