Eighteen works in tempera on board trace the journey of a girl child on the brink of womanhood, expressing her feelings of abundance and surrender. The naked nature of the egg tempera medium echoes the emotions of the girl and evokes a brutal response to her stories. Its unforgiving method of application resembles the unforgiving world she faces. The feeling that remains after story and memory have vanished thrust the observer into a shared intimacy.
Five large scale works in oil are the stage for a battle between remembering and forgetting. Shadows of events and repetitions play out across the canvasses through gazes outward, inward, and somewhere in between. Their truth cannot be known and time does not make them less. Even when the light comes on, the shadows remain.
A fully illustrated catalogue with commentary by Stanley Crouch accompanies the exhibition.