LEARNING HOW TO CRY WHILE DRIVING UP GHOST MOUNTAIN / April 2018
LEARNING HOW TO CRY WHILE DRIVING UP GHOST MOUNTAIN presents narratives of spirits in subtle interaction with one another and a woman in a car. This series of paintings is driven by trying to let go of a loved one in the present while dealing with the metaphoric ghosts of the past.
Duennebier works in painting, drawing, sculpture, and animation where she creates surreal narratives populated with oddball characters. Her crude and illustrative manner mingles scenes of menace and sly humor. These worksshow every day life tainted by disappointment, violence, and body image. Tableaux are populated with bemused men, fierce-looking women, and strange half-breed creatures. Her characters maintain an air of humor and innocence while speaking to feminism, death, and story telling.
Caitlin Duennebier was born in Connecticut, USA in 1987. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, USA in 2009 and studied on scholarship at London University of the Arts. Duennebier lived in London between 2009-2014 where OH PAPA was created as an illustrative platform for her work. She currently lives and works in Watertown, MA USA.