Janella Beaudoin: Malignant Masks and Monsters
Featured Revolver Artist
On View: March 6-30, 2014
Artist Reception: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6-8pm | RSVP on FACEBOOK
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Janella Mele Beaudoin uses the traditional arts of ink, watercolor, wood burning, and markers combined with digital manipulation to create elaborate monsters and mirrored images of masks. Her recent work is a personal exploration of reliving trauma and ultimately conquering it. In this exhibition, she investigates finding oneself amidst an epic battle of unwanted creatures, doubts, and manipulation.
She says: “I want to talk about fear and the experiences I’ve had while living – the beautiful, the horrible and overpoweringly sad. I want to make people reel in the complexity and confusion of the corners I’ve been through my art while still finding something beautiful. These are the masks I have worn and the monsters that have pressured me to hide behind them. This show is about acknowledging my internal fight or flight process and my frequent flight decisions. The monsters on display represent the people in my life that have changed and challenged me to move forward while the mirrored masks bring a new perspective on how people hide behind many faces. My goal with this exhibit is to explore the ugliness of the human condition, breaking through the negativity and evolving it into art.”