New embroideries by Los Angeles-based artist Michelle Kingdom that feature characters engaged in some sort of activity surrounded by nature, trees, roots, and water. Each piece depicts an ambiguous relationship between the characters displayed and are meant to elicit emotional responses from her audience by diving deep into introspective fantasy and toying with universally affecting psychology.
My work explores psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken. I create tiny worlds in thread to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesticity and self-perception. Symbolism and allegory lay bare dynamics of aspiration and limitation, expectation and loss, belonging and alienation, truth and illusion.On view at bG Gallery through October 29.