Ron Shuebrook and Carol Wainio: Black and White with Storylines

When: Aug. 27-Oct. 11 2009

While Ron Shuebrook's work explores black, white and a spectrum of grays in abstract paintings, Carol Wainio's work depicts what looks like a page torn from a book of fairy tales, flipped and turned on its head. "I look for early book illustrations from a number of different perspectives, and use them as metaphors for contemporary things," explains Wainio. One of her works, titled "Puss 'n Boots #10," shows storybooks and what obviously looks like Puss 'n' Boots, in the middle of a field of discarded farmers' boots. "The field of shoes in that one came from a newspaper I saw about farmer suicides in India," says Wainio, further explaining that she takes classical fairy tales and juxtaposes them with issues in globalizing countries. For more on both Wainio and Shuebrook's work, check out their opening reception Thursday, August 27 at 8pm. –Holly Gordon


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