Descending into Escapism Series 1: Vaydra Wright

May 22 - June 12, 2018

Vaydra Wright’s digital collages utilize layers of color and pattern to create surreal compositions. Created as coping strategies, these works are visual documents of the sensations the artist feels during periods of dissociation, a psychological condition in which one detaches from reality in response to traumatic events and triggering stimuli. The spiraling, inverted, kaleidoscopic works often function as Rorschach tests and represent the psychological repercussion of trauma through digitally manipulated abstractions. Working in complete isolation and without formal training, Vaydra’s works are entirely personal depictions of her unique experiences. In Adagio Tempo, we see an intricate pattern of whirling colorful lines. At once soothing and mystifying, the work reveals a complex maze of emotions as colors bleed into one another like the artist’s shifting moods. In Reflection of My Stolen Childhood, what look like red and yellow caves sit at the edge of a milky bay, drawing the viewer into its abstract web. Personal and private, the work hints at the artist’s raw emotional state as she tries to make sense of and communicate what’s happening in her mind.

A Kaleidoscope View of Inner City Buildings A Kaleidoscope View of Inner City Buildings
A Kaleidoscope View of Inner City Buildings
Barren Landscape Barren Landscape
Barren Landscape
Fountain of Life Fountain of Life
Fountain of Life
My Childhood Environment My Childhood Environment
My Childhood Environment
My 'Desensitised' State My 'Desensitised' State
My 'Desensitised' State
My 'Gunshot' State My 'Gunshot' State
My 'Gunshot' State
My 'Missing in Action' State My 'Missing in Action' State
My 'Missing in Action' State
My 'Safe Spot' State My 'Safe Spot' State
My 'Safe Spot' State
My 'Wounded' State My 'Wounded' State
My 'Wounded' State
Original Bug Series Original Bug Series
Original Bug Series
Reflection of My Stolen Childhood Reflection of My Stolen Childhood
Reflection of My Stolen Childhood
Self Portrait of My Identity Crisis Self Portrait of My Identity Crisis
Self Portrait of My Identity Crisis
Threatened Natural Resources Threatened Natural Resources
Threatened Natural Resources
5th Suites 5th Suites
5th Suites
Adagio Tempo Adagio Tempo
Adagio Tempo
Between Two Worlds Between Two Worlds
Between Two Worlds
Do You Love Me Do You Love Me
Do You Love Me
Temple of Lapis Temple of Lapis
Temple of Lapis
Andy Warhol
The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas