It is interesting to note that abstract/figurative painter Devorah Jacoby has a background as a licensed psychotherapist, as this could well be reflected in her oils. Jacoby's characters, often in flight or poised to take off, inhabit worlds that are somewhere between here and one of dreams. A multiplicity of faces or outlooks still cannot reveal what is at one's core; a girl pitches forward in flight, a creature that is neither fish nor fowl, but somewhere near both; you can hear the "whheeeee!" in the joyous legs of a peaceful cyclist set against a patchwork ground.
Artist: Devorah Jacoby
Friends, Family and Other Misfits runs through April 15, 2010 at the Donna Seager Gallery in San Rafael, California.