The Bad Side of the Good Girl
Presently, truth is clearly winning out over beauty as is evidenced by this “unbeautiful” painting which are part of a larger series of archetypes. Flawed, edgy, hurt, yet sincere. Like a real human, it possess paradoxical qualities; opposites working simultaneously. The visual metaphor attempts to go beyond the specific, to hopefully lead us downward into the depths of our selves and to awaken new areas of the psyche.
- Acrylic on panel
- Image: 13.5" x 10.5"
- Frame: 19" x 16"
As an American postmodern artist, Calderwood links Jung’s idea of archetypal psychology with both realistic and neo-surrealistic sensibilities, in an attempt to create a universal visual mythology. With equal parts of humor, reverence, and honesty, she invents her own symbols of behavior based on real life.
Calderwood has exhibited nationally, in Europe and Japan. Her work has been featured in The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hirshorn Museum, The Memorial Art Gallery, Charles Rand Penney Collection, The Everson Museum of Art, and American University in DC. Her Archetypes were exhibited at the Florence Biennale in 2011.