Carrie Ann Baade
Exhibition: June 13 - July 4, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13th, 7-10 pm

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The Suicide Queens
16" x 20" (23" x 27" framed)
Oil on panel

Self-destruction and the desire to harm another are entwined in this painting of queens. Adapted from the "Suicide King" in the common deck of cards, I was interested in exploring the relationship between friendship and cruelty. All too frequently, the closer two women become, there exists a desire to compete and exploit that can begin with casual malice and escalate into private, professional, and/or mortal harm.