While You Were Out comprises a series of works based on the classic “while you were out” form, often used for intraoffice notifications. Corry’s work subverts this form of communication, turning the forms into frenzied attempts to report something—anything—to the outside world. The accompanying monotypes play off similar themes of broken narrative, solitude, and nonsensical desperation. Together these works navigate the tension between banality and catastrophe, creating a space where both the anguished and the absurd are given equal weight.
Aloe Corry works with painting, printmaking, and text to investigate disjointed narrative, the crevices between myth and reality, and dislocation. Her practice is rooted in observation and focuses with uncertain images, tangled meanings, and selective memory.