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Annie Layne: Brazen

March 23 - August 18, 2019
www.annielayne.com

Save the Date: Opening Celebration Friday, March 22, 2019

Annie Layne embroiders for the world in which she lives. She uses humor to approach subjects that provoke thought and discussion. At first glance, the embroidered works seem familiar and nostalgic. The more time you spend with them, the deeper your appreciation will go. Because, the women in Annie Layne's embroidery embrace life. They are bright, colorful, and filled with joy. These women are not the ideal. They are imperfect with their moles, extra eyes, and weird facial hair, but they are fancy. A sea hag peeps out from colorful coral with ivory bubbles dancing from her lips. A bearded woman is in profile, her demeanor haughty as tropical butterflies adorn her hair. Idealized beauty does not concern them. They know their worth and so will you when you meet them. 

Annie Layne: Brazen is organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator. 

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