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Cassie Marie Edwards
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One of my earliest memories was in my great-Grandmother’s house with an entire wall filled with shelves of figurines. I was fascinated by these tiny porcelain objects that were strange and exaggerated versions of the animals they represented. I’d always spend time looking at them, while being instructed to keep my hands behind my back (of course). Even then, as a very young child, I remember finding such quiet joy in looking closely and carefully at these small mesmerizing forms. I began collecting small porcelain horses and unicorns from garage sales and secondhand shops that I frequented in Milwaukee with my grandmother. I have always been interested in the past lives of the objects in these places – and enjoyed scouring the remnants of peoples’ possessions for these mass-produced treasures. In recent years, my desire to collect figurines was rekindled, which led me to begin using them as subjects for this series of paintings.
Opening Reception Thursday, May 21st, 6-8pm.
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