The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present, I Am Here, an exhibition by Lois Schklar.
Rattles have become a symbol for creative and personal reflection on life’s transitions. Like a rite of passage, they announce “I Am Here.” It is this affirmation that continues to intrigue, challenge and support me in my work and life.
For over thirty years I made dolls as objects of power that celebrated vulnerability as strength, not weakness. In 1999, dolls became a conduit for my thoughts and feelings around the issues of aging. I began constructing dolls from the inside out or made them into hollow shells filled with pebbles, trinkets or tiny glass beads hidden beneath their wax like skin. This work became the basis of an ongoing exploration of rattles as part of my practice.