Demery Ward : capstone
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A proverbial "they" let us eat cake; it didn’t feed us, so these paintings are made of my slice. Generally, my work incorporates materials which relate to euphemism, allusion, and word play. Cake is a common metaphor for money, especially in excess. In this series, I focus on closed social circles surrounding or within establishments for which a seeming excess of wealth is a prerequisite for participation, construction, or employment. Having a passing-for-middle-class appearance grants me limited access to areas where I am both inside and outside of borders created by class and gender distinction. ...