Dawn Black Expands Her Fantastical Universe

By: Jennifer Martinez

Dawn Black's third solo show at Curator's Office showcase some of her most interesting artworks. "Fount of Florid Reluctance" depicts what could be either a dream or a nightmare. This 10-foot-long drawing that is made up of gouache, watercolor, and ink represents sex, death, fantasy, mystery, and passion. This artwork was meant for each of the characters to stand on their own without any idea of a setting or backdrop, giving the drawing more of a dream-like feel. The drawing above is called, "Conceal Projects: aesthetics." This series contains portraits of real but unlikely pageant winners, which is meant to embrace the concept of diversity and beauty in pageantry.