For her solo exhibition, BOLT Resident Laura Davis presents Unknown Pleasures—a title taken from the 1979 Joy Division album of the same name, which in turn was taken from a line in Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. In Unknown Pleasures, Davis uses furniture and jewelry as the foundation for her sculptures, creating tension between a viewer’s imagined and actual experience with her objects (which play a dual role themselves). The role of a lush and stylish sofa is used for comforting one in anguish, rather than as a sign of style and decor. Unhinged necklaces with clay handles are displayed as potential weapons, the suggested aggression of which poses the question: are we to attack or defend?
There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 10, 2013, and the exhibition will run through May 30, 2013