For her first solo museum exhibition, Audrey Hope presents a selection of collages, photographs, and mixed media sculptures. Titled Disappointed Tourist, the series is a deeply personal meditation on nature, religion, personal trauma, and creativity. In Disappointed Tourist, Hope addresses several expansive themes—the complicated relationship between nature and travel, desperation in creativity, and the magical capacity objects have for representation.
Smaller than her previous works, the sculptures in Disappointed Tourist are discrete and portable, like reliquaries. Lost-wax cast bronze bases support and disrupt sculptures that incorporate shreds of material with narrative qualities: tufts of fur, photographs, charms. Each work of art in the exhibition is a shrine, a site for adoration and remembrance.
Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org