Adrien Broom. Envy and Temptation, 2015. Digital print
Envy is interpreted by multimedia artist Adrien Broom in photographs and life-sized scenes from fairy tales, the stories of passion, evil, and redemption that have thrilled us for centuries.
Unlike the sins of lust or gluttony, there seems little pleasure taken from envy. Evil stepmothers, plotting kings, and vainglorious queens of fairy tales are alive with desire for what others have, just as alive as the tales themselves, the stories that reflect our own experiences and desires.
One thing universal in all fairy tales is their colorful recording of the strivings and errors of others, and then the moral, the right way to act, that emerges from the fairy tale.
This Museum-wide exhibition includes a photographic Portrait Gallery of Fairy Tale Characters.
Adrien Broom lives and works in Brooklyn and is an artist with a penchant for the bizarre and beautiful. She took a degree in computer animation from Northeastern University and studied fine art in Florence and art history in London. Broom’s photographs have been featured in numerous exhibitions in Connecticut and New York City, as well as in the American Dreamers exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence in 2012.
Locaiton: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers