Please join us for the Opening Reception of Maysey Craddock, Vanishing Lands at Cris Worley Fine Arts. The exhibition will run from August 27- October 1, 2022.
Vanishing Lands consists of six new gouache paintings on Craddock’s signature material — found paper bags, the materiality of which runs parallel to a longstanding leitmotif within her work. Craddock is passionately driven to explore the theme of reclamation, to reclaim the land she devoutly paints year upon year, to reclaim the mundane paper bag, with its intended purpose to contain, now taking on a broader meaning of the word. Images of trees and brambles, water’s edges and reflecting pools have become more abstracted in recent years, echoing how one’s memory of a place shifts and morphs with passing time. The result is often beautiful, sometimes haunting, and always nostalgic. For the past two decades, Craddock has continued to imbue each with heart and soul. Vanishing Lands is the latest breathtaking chapter in this author’s southern gothic novel.