Caroline Wayne “Pretty Real”

A.I.R. Gallery

poster for Caroline Wayne “Pretty Real”
[Image: Caroline Wayne "Laden" (detail), (2018)]

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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.



from March 16, 2018 to April 15, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-03-16 from 18:00 to 20:00


Caroline Wayne

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