Fragmented Virtues

Fragmented Virtues
Carey Watters 2022 TMA Contemporary Best-of-Show Artist

Jan 20 – Mar 26, 2023
3rd Floor Shattuck and GNC Galleries

My artwork is highly personal and mythical in nature. I work with ancient iconography–forgotten saints and anonymous korai–whose erasure over time serve as a metaphor for my own experience as a woman. In the broken postures and enigmatic faces of forgotten sculpted women, I find evidence of struggle and inner strength. In my artwork, I re-animate these characters, making them powerful heroines engaged in epic struggles. Their bodies are stenciled with designs and sewn patterns. Dangling red threads suggest spurting and dripping blood. Figures are encased in jagged edges that glow with luminous energy and protect like barbed wire. Curving, twisting, and fragmented moments unfold and hover above women’s heads signifying the constant battle between intellect and authenticity.


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One-day passes also available at $10.

TMA Gallery & Store Hours
Tues, Wed | 10am-4pm
Thurs, Fri | 10am-7pm
Sat | 10am-5pm
Sun | 12pm-4pm
Mon | Closed

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