|Cradle, Noelle McCleaf|
Altered Esthetics will present McCleaf's photography at a satellite show hosted at Maude Salon.
The artist's photos have a Gothic sense about them, featuring sullen-looking women in unkempt, outdoor settings. There is a loneliness to her images, perhaps the kind that accompany a just-ended relationship, or the awkwardness of rekindling one. Whatever the case may be, it looks like McCleaf has taken photos in environments where there has been a fight; the surroundings are often disheveled and, in some of the photos, the mess looks as though it's been around for years. Going mad is a messy undertaking, after all, and isn't something that's easy to clean up after.