After Wake is a collection of visual fragments & anonymous female subjects from the artist’s daily life. Separated from the minutia of McElroy’s lived reality, however, the photographs also allow for an endless drift of fictitious suggestion & voyeurism. After Wake can be a half-alert morning recollection of disjointed dreams. Or it's a catalog of contradictory eyewitness accounts. It may also be something like the outtakes from a B movie chronicling pleasure, grotesque beauty, infidelity, addiction, abuse & redemption. In short, After Wake is a collection of provoking photographs by McElory that eschews concept & meaning in favor of imagination & a stream of inchoate ideas.
After Wake 系列的特色是將女體經由碎片式的視覺拼湊手法呈現，讓觀者欣賞到許多現實中的微小細節，這些畫面皆取材於藝術家的日常生活當中。它就像是一場不確定有沒有參與過的夢以及無止境漂流的旅程，又像是B級電影中的片段，記錄著充滿怪誕的美、快感、上癮以及贖罪。
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser Gallery.