25 Oct CAROLINE ELEANOR ABSHER – Always Like This, November 7th – 13th, 2017
Opening Reception: Always Like This – Thursday, November 9th, 2017: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
CAROLINE ELEANOR ABSHER | Solo Show
Always Like This
These paintings move from darkness into light. They were created during a period of emotional turbulence and re-evaluation, during which I worked and lived in healing isolation. The physical process of building, of creation, allowed me to resist the narrative of despair, and instead to acknowledge who I am as an artist, a woman and as a soul.
The women who gaze out from my paintings resist the male-constructed and conditioned ‘femme’. Often androgynous, defiant, fragile, these women are the source of their own power. Each painting invites the viewer into a psychological landscape, a peripheral world. Little red figures float through several works, hovering between figuration and abstraction. They stand on the threshold, liminal, neither here nor there. The subject has the choice whether to surrender or to resist them. There is strength in reclaiming agency over a story, and these paintings are mine.
Caroline Eleanor Absher is a 23 year old artist living and working in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown in 13 New York City exhibitions since 2014. Her first solo show in New York, Home is a Green Dusk opened in April at The Storefront Project in the Lower East Side. She recently participated in the group exhibition in honor of International Women’s Day at One Art Space.
On View Until: November 13th, 2017: 11:30 PM to 5:00 PM