Every image tells a story, but perhaps not the entire one. That’s the theme that New York–based artist Theresa Gooby explores in the debut of her show NOstalgia at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. In the paintings, drawings, and prints from her latest body of work, Gooby melds images and objects from bygone eras in an attempt to alter the conversation about the past. The artist mixes figures from old sewing patterns with drawings of animals in order to highlight the names (chick, dog, fox) that women have been called, and depicts tiny guns paired with illustrations of vintage female characters. Gooby’s works are commentaries on the glossy presentation of women in an era fraught with injustice towards them. It all begs the question: does the past really deserve to be glorified?
NOstalgia will be on display through January 23 at the GCCA in Brandon Mill, 101 Abney St, in the Village of West Greenville. The exhibit will be open Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm, Saturday, 11am–3pm. For more information, visit artcentergreenville.org.