C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore, MD is pleased to present The Domestic, a solo exhibition of works by FSU Art BFA ’95 Zoë Charlton. In an investigation of race, power, and gender, Charlton’s large-scale collages immerse the viewer in lush bodily forms that explode into fragmented landscapes and expressive whimsy.
Charlton’s figures draw the line between divinity and madness by combining smooth curves and hints of fertility with the chaos of dense collage. Her exhibition title, The Domestic, emphasizes the body’s relationship to class politics and the idea of home. Within The Domestic lies a duality of sanctuary and service – the home being a place of menial tasks and historically biased remuneration. This tension builds at the cores of these bodies, and erupts in a fantastical and visceral release.
The Domestic will be on view from March 12 through April 18, 2020. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 12, 6 – 8 pm. Hours for C. Grimaldis Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Charlton’s recent accomplishments include recent acquisition in the Phillips Collection, Washington DC, also at Arkansas Art Center, Birmingham Museum of Art, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Charlton received a Grit Fund Grant and a Rubys Grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation in 2016 and 2014 respectively, as well as a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2012.