UNCANNY EMBROIDERED PORTRAITS BY JESSICA WOHL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Particularly drawn to the home and its residents, Sewanee, Tennessee basedĀ Jessica Wohl exploits the uncanny while subverting domestic representations of perfection and happiness. She usesĀ obsession, personification and gothic overtones to convey the idea that looks can be deceiving, and she interprets the family, the posed portrait and the suburban tract home as stages where this unsettling dynamic plays out.

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