Wilson presents a new body of work committed to the journey of identity from childhood to the adult experience. Through her work, Wilson is in search of innocuous but foundational childhood experiences that have a lasting impact on identity.
Works like ‘Chorus’ with ghostly faces and rich pale hues recall familiar imagery from the memory palace and collective feelings of childhood innocence. Ayse’s paintings present a certain stillness and anxiety that emerges out of the mischief and play that her subjects engage with in the work: a match of doubles tennis, a group of apprehensive swimmers, and a singing choir are all among the these muted scenes presented in I Found Your Note.
Rereading a children’s book or singing a particular song ignites an early memory: Wilson reminds herself that she is the same person now as when she was five years old, just a little older.