Raine Bedsole:

Instruments for Navigating Inner Worlds
@ the UWF Gallery of Art

February 19 – March 20

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 19,

5:00PM – 8:00PM

Artist Lecture: Thursday, February, 19,


Inspired by myth, history, and her southern roots, Raine Bedsole’s artwork reveals older worlds, a world of ritual and transcendence. Instruments for Navigating Inner Worlds is a poetic mixture of painting, sculpture, and text. This exhibition delves with the surge of misplaced things and emotions left after post “K”… “Boats, left in trees with the ragged remains of possessions dangling from the branches tell the story of hurricane Katrina’s storm surge and aftermath here on the Gulf Coast.  All too often this is becoming a familiar sight in coastal areas…”says Bedsole.  Instruments for Navigating Inner Worlds is an emotive body of work that uses the flood as a universal archetype symbolizing both death and birth.

Bedsole received a BFA from Auburn University and a MFA in 1989 from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her works are included in the collections of New Orleans’ Museum of Art and Louis Armstrong Airport, the South Carolina Museum of Art, the Miami Herald and Nordstroms, among others. Born in 1960 in Mobile, Alabama she currently resides in New Orleans, La.