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RISD Museum acquires recent Lola Brooks' work
LOLA BROOKS .\ goodtime charlie, 2021. Stainless steel chain, 14k gold solder, vintage coral, vintage blown glass doll eyes, 14k gold & stainless steel
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum has acquired a work from Lola Brooks' recent series story of the eye .
'Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a surge in the cultural fascination with mysticism, astrology, and surrealism. With that comes talismans, amulets, and protective charms. This is no coincidence but rather a clear response to our current daily existence. We are masked and isolated, living in the midst of a global pandemic. Every day we are forced to consider an onslaught of possible realities, never able to fully believe what we see. There is no doubt that we find ourselves in strange times, illogical, absurd, and surreal, and therefore, these themes will be reflected in contemporary art and fashion. And it is no wonder that, as a culture, many of us are searching for pathways that may lead us into new spiritual territory within the maelstrom of today’s society. Generally, I am obsessed with desire and death and all the love and beauty, and horror that comes between because these things are real. But amidst it all, it is laughter that will keep us on our feet. I know this for sure.'
Lola Brooks, excerpted from a recent interview with Nadja Saye in Forbes.