Caroline Douglas’ whimsical ceramic sculptures and mixed media paintings invite viewers on an imaginative journey inside the artist’s subconscious. Her practice has been referred to as “magic realism” in reference to her work’s connection to fantasy, mythology, and the art of ancient cultures. The Secret Language of Dreams takes inspiration from the artist’s home, using pieces of Douglas’ furniture to display artwork amongst other sources of inspiration from her everyday life. The installation recreates a trove of curiosities that speaks to the artist’s deep connection with how the characters in her dreams live beyond her subconscious as part of her everyday life. Collectively, the exhibition showcases how Douglas’ artworks embody an ongoing self-portrait and extension of Douglas herself.
About Caroline Douglas
Caroline Douglas has worked with clay for over 40 years and also enjoys working in painting and other mediums. Her inspiration comes from her dreams as well as archetypes, ancient mythology, fairy tales, the antics of animals, and the art of ancient cultures tied to nature and spirit. Douglas’ work has appeared in several publications, including Ceramics: Art and Perception, Lark Books, The Shambhala Sun, Better Homes and Gardens, Marrakech By Design, and many clay compilations. Her work is in the collection of the National Museum for Women in the Arts and numerous private collections. Exhibitions in Serbia, Latvia, and Mexico have featured her work. Douglas received her BFA in ceramics from the University of North Carolina.
You can view her work at carolinedouglas.com.
About BMoCA at Frasier
BMoCA at Frasier is a collaboration between Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Frasier Retirement Community. Curated by BMoCA, this series of exhibitions in The Canyons Gallery is an extension of the museum’s exhibition schedule. Each exhibition is complemented by a series of education programs.