Julie Unruh
Karen and Belfry

Karen and Belfry (2008)

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 60" (76 x 152.5 cm)


Interior and exterior spaces are an extension of the self, and essential to self-definition and self-construction. An image in a window documents two places at once, the inside world and the outside world, compressed onto one plane. The window functions as a site of transition. In the window paintings, figures are in liminal spaces: in both interior and exterior worlds, but also in neither. The window is both an opening and a barrier. The paintings depict disconnection, but also interconnection.