The paintings which comprise “Oblivion” developed out of a previous form, entitled “If You See Something…” They were, and are, a meditation on witnessed experience, subjectivity, and interpersonal relationships (how they form us as subjects, individually and collectively). The figures represented within them are an embodiment-- a visual manifestation of an abusive relationship where the abuse wasn’t seen-- as well as an attempt to relate to the experience of abuse, thereby forming my own subjective understanding of it.
It is a group of paintings to which I knew I would return after time had grown between the aforementioned experience, the creation of the work, and the present. This exhibition is the form of that return-- a moment of reflection after time has begun its own process of curation-- where what is forgotten and what is remembered inform what is present.
About the Artist:
Misty received her MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 2015, and her BFA in Painting from Lyme Academy, College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 2007. She currently lives and works in Wilkinsburg, and Braddock, PA.