Upcoming exhibit at Lincoln Memorial University

This body of work explores the experience of being a woman, with particular focus on the act of motherhood.  At a crossroad herself, the work seeks to ask questions about expectations, responsibilities, and the unique nature of femininity.  Though sparked by personal conflict, the work seeks to participate in the larger cultural current of gendered questions and domestic arrangements.  Addair engages color, symbols, and the expressiveness of paint as a vehicle for metaphor and the construction of new ideas.  Drawing from instinctual attractions, dreams, and random selection the first pass brings an awareness of confusion and visual friction, subsequently she works to find a resting place in the tension of competing truths; ultimately reflecting an effort to develop rather than tame her core being.

 

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