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Hey folks!  I have a little show coming up at Good Karma in San Jose.  Stop by if you're in the area. :)  I'm working on a bunch of new paintings as well as a sculpture installation.


opening reception: September 2nd 7-10 pm
the show will be on display from Sept 2nd-24th
37 South First St., San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 294-2694 ‎

The Peculiar Pageant
new paintings and installation by Lacey Bryant

Theatrically posed and surrounded by lush, illusory environments, the subjects of Lacey's newest works are like pictures in a storybook written in an unknown language.  The images are somewhat familiar but certain elements remains foreign.  Like a hazy dream of an imagined childhood long forgotten, the images strive to make you feel as if you just might have been there once, maybe.  As is common in Lacey's work, there is a subtle tension between beautiful and unsettling elements.  This contrast creates a sense of mystery and invites the viewer to construct their own interpretation of the scenes.  In the safety of a world poised between reality and imagination where common symbols mingle with strange ones, Lacey's characters expose their fears, doubts, despairs and longings.
  • Listening to: computer humming & shower dripping
  • Reading: greek myths
  • Playing: with clay :)
  • Eating: greek honey yogurt

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Lacey Bryant
United States
Lacey is a San Jose artist who paints weird things. She works in a variety of media, oil and acrylic paints being her favorites. She paints primarily on wood surfaces, often utilizing found wood for the unique textures and history they offer. Her subjects are often dreamlike, inhabiting a realm of strange, nostalgic sweetness with undercurrents of darkness and mystery. Each piece is a bit of the middle of a story for the viewer to interpret in their own way. Contrasting cute with creepy, familiar with odd, Lacey sets out to quietly captivate and unnerve her viewers through the underlying tension of her work.
Lacey has shown work all over California, as well as Tempe, Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; Brooklyn, NY; Chaing-Mai, Thailand among other places. She has an ongoing display of work at KALEID Gallery in San Jose where she keeps her studio. Because she loves to paint really big things as well, she occasionally paints murals, sets and backdrops for various theatres and for Great America Theme Park's stage shows and haunted houses. Unable to sit still, she has accumulated a wide array of strange skills. She is a guerrilla knitter, a repository of useless information, a tree climber, a belly dancer, a sculptor, a snorkeler, a former voice actor, a from-scratch baker, a maker of silly clay-mation shorts, a collector of succulents and cacti, graphic designer, and many other unrelated things.

Current Residence: San Jose, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: x small girls (youth M boys)
Favourite genre of music: bleep bloop 8-bit style stuff, downtempo electrinic, folk, rock
Favourite photographer: Michael Foley, Gary Parker
Favourite style of art: weird
Operating System: Win7
Favourite cartoon character: onibatsu, flapjack, yoshi
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editorloud Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your gallery. You display great skill, which is a rare thing.
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TimeDevoursALL Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing gallery :)
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mohd90 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur art is like love at 1st sight <3 
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irishsea Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love your gallery! :D your art seems both creepy and colourful/happy to me, which I always find hard to combine
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esemese Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional
Lovely work, congrats on your DD!
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BreakfastGreen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-day! :aww:
I absolutely love your work!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had to watch you, your art has a new concept to me :)
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SinfulEmotions Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous gallery
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MR-NIK Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
You have a beautiful and dark mind!
Congratulations on your success! I will watch you :)
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JordanDawn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your style of drawing is really neat. Very expressive! In other words I frickin Love it.
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