Love Tokens and Talismans incorporates casts, found objects, and craft materials into jewel-like forms that reference sailor’s valentines, kitsch, trinkets, historical amulets, talismans, mourning jewelry, and memoryware.
The artist records her own history and experience through this new body of work, simultaneously exploring metaphysical and political notions of power, including issues surrounding gender and social class. The work grasps for transient desires and simultaneously speaks to our understanding of memory and devotion.
The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, November 17 - Friday, December 2, 2016.
Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov 17th, 6-9pm
11-27th 44th Road
LIC, NY 11101
Cara Lynch is an artist living and working in New York. Her work explores tensions between art and craft, class and taste, desire and value, sentiment and spectacle, fantasy and reality, material and incorporeal. Her work can be viewed at www.CaraLynchArt.com.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.