Honey Eyed is a multi-part installation and an environmental powerclash. Part tragedy and part comedy, the visual notes of this installation poke holes in the societally-assumed “shoulds” of romance, relationships, and adulthood while highlighting absurdity in everyday life.
Sticky sweet, dreamy, and un/familiar, Honey Eyed is packed with romantic flourishes anchored by absurdity and artificiality. This exhibition questions the heterocentric pressures we often face when speaking of “love” and “forever”—especially within a gendered context. What do we teach young girls about womanhood—and why—and how do we cope with those young lessons as adults? With the ever-present droomscrolling on TikTok and Instagram, where do we, the everyday people, fit in, in a world that is presented as beautifully curated homes, couture cakes, cocktails, clothing, and extravagant snapshots of perfected, peaceful living?
With colored lighting, repetitive harmonic synth tracks, and a 20’ indoor billboard, this installation evokes notions of relationships, home, pleasure, excess, falsehood, loss, and the engrained and naive ways in which we compare ourselves to those around us. Honey Eyed invites you to listen and rest with your spinning thoughts in a wholly synthesized and artificial environment.
Photography by Ali Gradischer