Pasadena Art Gallery
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Artist Linda Wiley
Chicago, Illinois, USA
I am here to unlock the doors to this psych ward.Welcome to the Intensive Treatment Unit. Residents wander the hallways, rock in dining chairs; some sport designer outfits made of their bed linens, some stare out the window as if expecting someone, an Inconvenient Dreamers Convention. They are a danger to no one, most of the time. These dreamers have lost the ability to wake up.
They are walking lucid nightmares.Unable to wake them, I engage them whenever I can. I pretend that it is part of my job. In addition to being a painter, I am a nurse. I wear a name tag that identifies me as an outsider but it is, for the most part, a bald faced lie. I collect the sights and artifacts of their world to bring home with me, smuggle them inside me.
When I am full, I spill out a face, as accurately as possible, one way or another.They are now finally free, without their court ordered Thorazine shot.This piece was done in Photo-shop, without the use of any photos. Using various filters and history brushes, layers rise and fall like something alive. I paint to intense music, all the while lost in a trance.Not wearing my name tag.
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