Twisted Mysteries

Caroline Burbank


This exhibition attempts to animate mystery. Employing Gestalt theory, the viewer is invited to reconstruct the depicted events using allusions within the frame while simultaneously encouraging one’s personal experiences and imagination to imbue the viewing experience. Twisted Mysteries is heavily influenced by film noir black-and-white images, heavy shadowing, femme fatales, mysterious and risky liaisons, and 1940s stylization. This aesthetic accentuates the mystery and facilitates an exploration of the interrelationship between Gestalt and mystery.