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In Water and Dreams, her eighth solo exhibition with Callan Contemporary, Raine Bedsole revisits and reinterprets many of the symbolically rich motifs that have fascinated her throughout her career. Her haunting, densely layered mixed media sculptures and works on paper often reference the allure of faraway lands, the journeys we take to reach them, and the yearning that often follows to return to the sanctuary of home. This timeless narrative of the human adventure -which bridges nationalities, political differences, and belief systems- is central to the artist’s longstanding interest in water bodies and the roles they play in history, world religions, and literature. The exhibition includes a suite of the graceful, highly allusive boat forms with which Bedsole has become indelibly associated; a large “shadow drawing” based on the intricate web of shadows cast by the boat sculptures; and an array of sumptuously colorful oar sculptures, which incorporate fabrics, brass, copper, metallic leaf, historic maps, and crystals.