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February James at Wilding Cran Gallery

On View: September 8th – October 27th, 2019

The back room of Wilding Cran Gallery has been transformed into an eerie sort of domestic space. A couch, coffee table, TV, and lamp made out of glued paper and cardboard are ghostly counterparts to actual furniture, and the artist has painted the gallery walls in a washy grey watercolor. This skeletal space is finished off with a set of framed watercolor portraits that hang throughout, each one peering out with a solemn expression. Taken as a whole, the exhibition feels both familiar and foreboding, and considers the impact that familial relationships have on our day-to-day experiences—or the potential burden that our past might carry into our future.