Midland College • McCormick Gallery



Felice House and Dana Younger

"Sum You Some Me"

I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I'm gone which would not have happened if I had not come.
- Salman Rushdie

Curatorial Statement

Whether working individually or as a couple, painter Felice House and sculptor Dana Younger produce images and objects that address some of society’s most fundamental binaries: the masculine versus the feminine, the natural versus the cultural, the part versus the whole.  House and Younger share an affinity for the representational, the figurative and the naturalistic, all of which make their works immediately—though sometimes deceptively—accessible. Presented larger than life, the faces and limbs operate within a realm of simultaneous contrast, each appearing more striking in proximity to the others than in their absence. Neither icons, nor ruins nor relics, but participating in the classical academic and cultural traditions in which all three arose and flourished, the works in this exhibition celebrate the human figure and the human form in order to expose some of the dangers inherent in an anthropocentric worldview. The resulting tension between superficial beauty and philosophical provocation creates an expansive and fertile interpretive space within which the viewer can project and reflect on his or her own senses of self, nature and wholeness.  

--Dr. Stephen Caffey, art historian, critic and curator

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Allison Fine Arts Building
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, Texas 79705
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