Through a kaleidoscopic lens, Bonnie Lane’s solo exhibition Make Believe will take the audience on a surreal journey through the mourning of the childhood being. Created during several artist residencies in America, the works explore notions of the fantasy and deception of life as both child and adult. Besieged by a bottomless black void, the haunting video installations explore human aloneness, the absurdity of adult existence, and the inability to reconnect with the innocence of childhood.
Lane’s video works become sculptural forms through the use of projections that run on continuous loop. There is no beginning, middle or end, rather what is created is an immersive environment to be stepped into, an amalgamation of experiences, memories, dreams, nightmares, fears and fantasies. Her artworks contain a persistent searching and longing, played out amid ideas of existentialism, absurdity and aloneness. The works juxtapose melancholia, nostalgia, comedy, memory, fear, tragedy, and beauty.