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Mandali: India and the World | Caitlin Cartwright

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 2:56pm

When: September 8, 2020

Caitlin Cartwright discusses her work and the affect of Covid-19 from her studio in Dayton, Ohio.

Artist Statement:

Locality is important to me, and I rely heavily on what’s around me for content and inspiration.  I have spent most of my life living in varied communities in both the U.S. and the global south, which has helped build my visual vocabulary.  My collaged materials are sourced from locally made papers, dollar store finds, and teen magazines.

I work in a narrative format, focusing on snapshot moments that depict an intimate take on larger movements. From there, I build a story with the goal of tapping into commonalities that connect us and showing corners of life that aren’t often represented.  I tell these stories through the lens of stylization and post-colonial slants on exoticism, which contrasts bold visuals and personalized scenes. 

Evil Eye, Acrylic, latex, fashion magazine, botanical calendar, Indian silk paper, gold leaf on wood board, 2020
Caitlin Cartwright “Evil Eye”, acrylic, latex, fashion magazine, botanical calendar, Indian silk paper, gold leaf on wood board, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Stop, Acrylic, latex, fashion magazine, botanical calendar, People Magazine, paper on wood panel, 36”x48”, 2017
Caitlin Cartwright “Full Stop”, acrylic, latex, fashion magazine, botanical calendar, People Magazine, paper on wood panel, 36”x48”, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home, Acrylic, fashion magazine on board, 12”x12”, 2017
Caitlin Cartwright “Home”, acrylic, fashion magazine on board, 12”x12”, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baobabs, Acrylic, latex, botanical calendar, Indian paper on wood board, 24"x36", 2019
Caitlin Cartwright “Baobabs”, acrylic, latex, botanical calendar, Indian paper on wood board, 24"x36", 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More of Caitlin Cartwright's work can be found on her website and social media account: instagram.

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September 8, 2020

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