Photos from Installation at Tipton Gallery in Downtown Johnson City, TN. A House Not of Our Choosing Dates March 1-8, 2013.
Cadell’s latest works are paper sculpture which represent her thoughts about confinement and the transcendence of the human body. She skillfully presents the figure as a vessel which invites the viewer to contemplate more than the skin-like surfaces of her work. The sculptural installation is a new direction for Cadell and promises to offer the audience her signature, thought provoking request for dialogue.
Installation included 7 paper sculptures and slide projectors. Glass slides were created with images from old medical journals which included studies of diseased and wounded skin, self portraits, paint, blood, and hair.
The work presented in the figure is metaphorically defined as a house that contains our being until we start to understand our mortality. Each is born into a gender which may or may not match identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, class and religious community . The list, of course, is not finite. We learn boundaries within this architecture and either accept it or transcend it to become individuals who build an interior that moves outward to make challenges to the assumptions that tend to limit us.