TM Davy, Inward Listening, 2024; Limited Edition Print

TM Davy is best known for figurative paintings and pastels defined by radiant, luminous colors and symbolic illusions of form. Born and based in New York, NY, the artist centers relationships of love and self-realization, often depicting subjects engaged in intimate interactions. His creative practice also takes root in a broader tradition of meditation, frequently incorporating breathwork, song and experimental performance as corporeal extensions of painting. Davy’s works have been the subject of solo exhibitions at venues such as Company Gallery, New York, NY; and Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany. Additionally, they have been included in group presentations at the FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom; among others.

Inward Listening stems from a recent body of paintings that imagines caves as a metaphorical realm wherein individuals can transform fear into magical emotions. Davy conceives the subterranean spaces as wellspring portals that open from illuminated depths to reveal unbridled imagination. Distinguished by a dramatic contrast between light and shadow, Inward Listening positions a red fairy at the edge of its pictorial frame. The figure, starkly contoured against the rest of the image, stands as a witness to the colorful striations that radiate and cascade across the image. For this limited edition series, the artist will hand-embellish fifteen prints by adding a spectrum of fairies and tiny monsters through playful touches of gouache paint. 

TM Davy
Inward Listening, 2024
Archival pigment print
21 x 17 inches

Limited edition of 15
Hand-embellished, signed and numbered by the artist

Limited edition of 20 with 5 AP + 1 PP
Signed and numbered by the artist

Of ART FOR CHANGE's initiative of supporting the Ali Forney Center, the artist notes, “Many who believe in faeries call them good neighbors. Ensuring that the vulnerable youth of our beloved community are sheltered and protected is the hope of all good neighbors, and I feel lucky to play in my part.”

ART FOR CHANGE will donate a portion of proceeds from each print sold to the Ali Forney Center in support of the organization’s programs that save the lives of LGBTQ+ young people, protecting them from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. As in all series, artists will receive 50% of the net proceeds of print sales.

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