The exhibition Pretty Real by Fellowship Artist Caroline Wayne presents a collection of embellished sculptures depicting scenes from dreams that symbolically recount her own history of early childhood incest. Wayne uses meticulous beadwork in its apparent beauty, containment, and laborious process in order to translate her lifelong efforts to reshape a traumatic past into more palatable innuendos than stark ugly truth. Though rife with phallic weaponry, contentious battle scenes, or shadowy figures in the midst of an assault, her illustrations include playful symbols of childhood and recreation applied in soft shining colors making otherwise horrifying revelations seem only attractively unsettling.
airgallery | 11:24am, Mar 10
New York NY United States