For Art Athina, Charlotte Edey presents a new series of drawings in found wooden frames from the Athens area. The six wooden frames were collected over a period of two years from The Scavengers’ Flea Market in Eleonas and the market at Avissinias Square. Edey’s drawings re-contextualise these found objects by presenting them as windows, a transparent threshold between interior and exterior worlds. Edey explores how ritualistic methods of display from altarpieces to shrines can therefore function as portals of identity. In lieu of portraying the idols often found in domestic sacred corners, these works on paper carry motifs that are embedded with symbolism to become windows to imagined landscapes.
Pearlescent Gasp, 2022Soft pastel on 350gsm sanded paper in found and carved frame23 x 29cm