A morbid beauty suffuses "Prodigal Collections," an exhibition of new paintings by
Her intent with the series, Droze said, is to create "a reflection of our societal manipulation of nature and our fascination with death." The paintings, each one entrancing in its way and rendered in sumptuous colors, are paired with actual specimens of dead animals enclosed in glass domes. The presence of those specimens heightens the art's off-putting effect, pointing viewers' thoughts in darker directions than the paintings might do on their own.
The result, in this particularly well-executed painting, is a reflection on the ways humans bend nature to their whims in ways that might be considered grotesque. "The piece," as Droze said, "is beautiful and morbid at the same time."
A closer look:
The exhibition also provides a good opportunity to check out Indigo's new and much larger space at
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