New Ending

Caroline Carlsmith

April 2nd – 21st, 2011

In her most recent body of work, Caroline Carlsmith uses laborious drawing processes to explore themes of athleticism, toil, humor and mortality. Through repetitive drawings of subjects ranging from anchovies to mixed martial artists, Carlsmith lures the viewer into her works with clean compositions, fine detail and technical proficiency. Upon closer inspection, however, a seeming logic begins to come undone, and the drawings reveal a fundamental absurdity that both implicates and revels in the precarious nature of belabored reproduction.