Opening Tuesday, November 27 (with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m.) is _fauxlore_, Angel Venice Iwanowski’s show that unearths deep-rooted fragmentations of self, memory, emotion, experience, and documents deviations of ego. “Through intimate exploration of performative emotion and language,” says Iwanowski, “the works create a rupture of the emotional withdrawal within the audience. Through these ruptures, _fauxlore_ recontextualizes past and present prejudices and stigmas.” Drawing from folklore’s representation, women in _fauxlore_ who are marked as hysterical, mentally ill, old, or overtly sexual are warped into villainous figures as a means of prejudice. Using exaggerated emotional coercion, the works sift through residual stigma and speak openly about unsavory or violent realities. _fauxlore_ aims to reframe folklore examples of disenfranchisement in more empowering and contemporary contexts, while creating dialogue around the relevant mutations these injustices presently manifest.
Iwanowski is a Nashville-based artist currently making work on social issues through the usage of mythologies. Using language, performance, textiles and altered forms of documentation, she cultivates rich fantastical narratives to evoke and experience from the audience. To heighten these guided experiences, the installations of her works weave an augmented reality ready for visitation.