Post Bloom Prune

September 2023
Farmer Family Gallery
Ohio State University Lima Campus
Post Bloom Prune is an exhibition by Britny Wainwright that features sculptural works that pair terra-cotta vessels and textile cushions. Each piece dwells on observations of daily flora; the tender rise and lush decay of blossoms, the garden, and the domestic landscape of the vase. This exhibition reflects on the endurance and end of a long summer.

The combination of terra-cotta vessels and stitched cushions speaks of the body; the garments we wrap ourselves in and the pillows we rest our heads on. Textile intersects ceramic form hugging and lidding the openness of the vessel. A nod to the gendered history of flower painting, often relegated to women, these objects flatten and become still lifes. These works continue an investigation of domestic space, feminism, and material culture.

The title, Post Bloom Prune, refers to when flowers are “dead headed” or snipped off. The end of a long growing season is marked with decay, a removal of beauty. These works consider the marking of time associated with blooms and the shifts in our lived environment.

Interior Facsimiles

October 2022
Olin Gallery
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA
A partner exhibition with Hannah Parrett, Interior Facsimiles explores relationships between ceramics, fiber, and painting. Through the overlap of two artist’s languages in repetition and pattern, familiar objects of domestic life are re-assessed in a public space. Painted curtains camouflage and reveal false interiors, ceramic vessels are framed by textile cushions, where together they create the possibility of a private space. Interior Facsimiles uses quilted images and materials to explore different methods of meaning making through the piecing together of fragments. The structure of the quilt is a starting point in both artist’s work in identifying its power as an object of memory and an object that can function as a storytelling device.

See more about Hannah Parrett’s work

Pattern Play

collaboration with Carolina Alamilla

July 2022
934 Gallery 
Columbus, OH
ceramic, digital printed wallpaper, wood, canvas, wood, and housepaint

In this first collaboration, Alamilla and Wainwright are interested in the combination of hard and soft, decoration as a power move, and bold tastes in color. This installation of digitally printed wallpaper, and ceramic and fiber sculpture creates a space that is jungle, kitchen, and theater. It is a space for viewers to walk into, laugh along with, and be enveloped in the oddly private and public space the artists have created.

Window Fringe

Wood, Canvas, Ceramic Terra-cotta, Waxed String
52” x 26” x 36” each

K.I.T. (Keep in Touch) Terrain Biennial
Springfield, IL

Window Fringe continues my fascination with domestic and public space. By creating prop-like flower window boxes, I combine and confuse what belongs inside or outside. I question what is authentic. The falseness of these sculptures is not unlike a manicured garden, floral curtains, or a fake flower arrangement. As we have all become more acquainted with our homes, the boundaries between our familiar surroundings and the world feel simultaneously closer and further apart. 

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