Lawndale Art Center presents Shawne Major: "Folie à Deux" opening reception
A reflection of the "interior world of intensely codependent relationships," Shawne Major's "Folie à Deux" invites viewers to engage in a shared psychosis composed of linear-shaped objects in tandem with organic line drawings to create mixed-media collages. By creating multiple overlapping and explosive layers with materials such as charger cables, ropes, holiday lights among others, Major mirrors the contradictory emotions of the human condition, allowing viewers to independently confront their own connotations of specific materials within the greater context of the work. By engaging these materials, Major interrogates how her compositions with the "messy and detritus" can function as metaphors for one's own collective memory, often comprised of debris and ephemera itself.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until March 29.