In her first New York solo exhibition, Clara’s While Dreaming, Sounds My Loud and Wild Cry opens October 4 and will run through October 27 at Hinoas Gallery. Clara a former illustrator for ELLE France and ELLE India magazines, creates work that acts like some nightmarish yet fantastic storyboard, wherein the viewer may experience terror and captivation upon a single glimpse. To be fearful at all is essentially to fear ourselves, of what we—all being just instinctual animals—are capable of thinking, saying and doing. And yet, Désiré is not without a sense of empathy and tenderness. “Cauz we are soldiers in the frenzy to love”, “Never let you go”, and “Keep calm and carry on” are just some examples of the artist’s use of text in her work, suggesting that amidst the visual chaos and violence the artist is simply searching for some stability.
[via art nouveau]