Aldwyth: Work v. / Work n. 

When: Oct. 23-Jan. 9 2010

What: Aldwyth lives and works in an octagonal house built on a tiny South Carolinian sea island, isolated among the salt marshes and sands. The 73-year-old artist’s work, a series of intricately detailed, epic-scaled collages, is strongly reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch, who explored the depths of madness through his artwork. Each piece she creates can take years to finish — Aldwyth intends for her work to be appreciated both as an object and as a representation of the effort required to create such pieces. The pieces that will be on display are a retrospective of all of her significant work from 1991-2009. Her show is currently on display at the Ackland Art Museum at UNC-Chapel Hill. This exhibit is to be the first event held in the new Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. —Preston Bernstein

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