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.

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. 

Similar Familiar

ROY G BIV Gallery
ROY Presents: July Emerging Artists
This work explores the boundary between domestic life and abstraction. I consider not only ornamental patterns in my work, but the blurring of reality during quarantine and the absurd mis-performance of the things I make. The processes I do on a daily basis: folding the laundry, closing the blinds, and wrapping myself in a blanket bring me resentful comfort and slip into my work. There is anger in my waiting.

ROY Talks “Similar Familiar” with Batres Gilvin, Gregory Hatch & Britny Wainwright 

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