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Corine Borgnet, Shift II: Second Person

The Phatory
618 East 9th Street, between B and C, 212-777-7922
East Village / Lower East Side
April 19 - May 26, 2007
Reception: Thursday, April 19, 7 - 9 PM
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As in her initial exhibit at The Phatory, the current one used fairy tale imagery to explore life-cycle influences. Whereas the previous show saw the violent traumas of early adolescence through the lens of Little Red Riding Hood and Wizard of Oz, the current exhibit looks at the shift to adulthood with reference to Jack in the Beanstalk and Peter Pan. Imagery based on the fairy tale, primarily realized in sculptural form, is used to capture this transition with the background narrative serving to capture a sense of loss, not so much of innocence as of some of the imaginative possibilities of childhood. This and the earlier work exhibited at the Phatory are part of a projected cycle of four works exploring the life cycle, each associated with one of the four traditional elements of earth, air, wind, and fire.
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