Nov. 5–29, 2015
The title of this exhibition, Familiars, references the spirit guides or animal companions described in folklore dating back to the Middle Ages. I re-imagine these magical guides as enigmatic forms composed of bound, contorted plush toy animals. In my paintings and sculptures these animal guides, our familiars, enter a menacing and dark realm, a surreal mindscape where associations swirl and tumble. As in Grimm's stories, these altered creatures evoke the shadow side - anxiety and menace lurk behind their playful façades.