all artwork © 2019 Margaret Curtis Studio

AURIFEROUS

A ribald anti-hero, Anne Thraxe, emerges in this body of work to meet the absurd with absurdity and the obscene with the obscene. She is implicated in the sweep of everyday white supremacist ideologies that built the United States—Calvinistic notions of God’s chosen people, Manifest Destiny, and the brutality of early unfettered capitalism and its lust for gold. But she is disruptive as well. She is paradox. The larger works in this series are created by drawing on top of prints of earlier drawings.