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Vivianne Carey
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2019

The installations and sculpture of Vivianne Lee Carey are intensely introspective and merge into a powerful viewing experience. Like a beautiful nightmare, these objects, made from primarily glass and steel are reminiscent of haunted treasures found in a reliquary. They are metaphors for the darker aspects of life but with a redemptive perspective.The artist wrestles with the dichotomy between darkness, melancholy, spirituality and joy as the bits and pieces of detritus, oily rags, filthy pearls, cherished poems, and wine bottle corks rematerialize into mysterious panties, spellbinding bottles, and formidable chairs. These objects that are juxtaposed against a white background imply innocence and spiritual light.

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