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“Hot 10” Show at Beyond Baroque

We The People: (PODs) installation

Near Yet So Far from Here! PODs The Crowd Dynamic #1 — Inclusion/Exclusion/Socialization PODs represent people within the crowd dynamic — that don’t look like people. They are shapes that resemble in the simplest form a person, body, the being not being. They just are. This is an episode in their Journey. Diversity of color and shape bring the PODs to life, they mingle, they overlap, they share their energy and create a community. At this point they are on the same “path” together, be it a staircase or other. The black and white paintings represent an“otherness”, outsiders. People who are not yet within the space the colorful crowd occupies. This group, crowd, have a different set of experiences as with them there is a constant change of perspective, inclusion, exclusion, acceptance in the socialization of crowd.

Near Yet So Far from Here!
We The People: PODs The Crowd Dynamic #1 — Inclusion/Exclusion/Socialization
PODs represent people within the crowd dynamic — that don’t look like people. They are shapes that resemble in the simplest form a person, body, the being not being. They just are. This is an episode in their Journey.
Diversity of color and shape bring the PODs to life, they mingle, they overlap, they share their energy and create a community. At this point they are on the same “path” together, be it a staircase or other. The black and white paintings represent an“otherness”, outsiders. People who are not yet within the space the colorful crowd occupies. This group, crowd, have a different set of experiences as with them there is a constant change of perspective, inclusion, exclusion, acceptance in the socialization of crowd.

 

 

Exhibition from June 6 thru July 5, 2015 Continue reading

Press Your Breasts by Karrie Ross

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Red Pipe gallery, I’ll be showing a new series performance piece “Press Your Breasts” where the work shown are mono prints using my breasts as the element of pressing. There will be a video posted soon.

The show is titled Old Broads and features the work of twenty-two female, visual artists over the age of 50, currently working in the Los Angeles area. The show seeks to showcase … Continue reading

California Dreaming at OMA Oceanside Museum of Art Traveling Exhibition

“Big and Small California Dreaming”, 30×22; oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, college, on arches; has been selected for the exhibition “California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California” Traveling International Art Exhibition 2014-2015.

Chosen from nearly one thousand entries, jurors selected approximately 50 artworks to travel with California Dreaming. Juried by Peter Frank, Drew Oberjuerge, Daniel Foster, and Alfio Borghese

My catalog summary of the work: I am a native Californian, born in downtown Los Angeles in 1949. My teen years were the 1960 and I was a “beach bunny”, surfer-chick. I loved Disneyland and can almost say I grew up there—I went so often in the Continue reading

Book 1 : Our Ever Changing World: What are You Saving from Extinction

Art is passion exposed.

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A series of currently 3 books about artists intended to answer questions I’ve carried around with me for awhile. All having to do witht he art world and the who, what, why, how, when of artists.

Book One:

For 9 months, I worked on an art project in the form of organizing a book… about artists, a piece of their work and a story. Book #1 of 4, they are based on questions I’ve been carrying around in my mind: First Question is: What are You Saving from Extinction? and I invited 35 artists to join in on the conversation and share their story.

The project originated with my inquiry into “why always an artist statement and not a story?” The book took several paths while I was firming up my focus and the artist were **very kind** and stayed the course as I grew into it and the book morphed into what it is now. ****** Without the artists generous efforts, the book would not have been possible, I am very grateful to you all, thank you again.

Book One, covers my thinking that artists “save” something from Continue reading

OECW: Book 1: Vromans Book Signing 2013

OECW: Book 1: Vromans Book Signing 2013

The book signing was designed as the first step in many to promote the book “Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists: “What are you saving from extinction?”

 Stories are the spice of life.
When sprinkled around create a mood,
something that feeds imagination.
Stories share you.
~Karrie Ross

Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists, began with an inquiry into the quote by Frida Kahlo. “I paint flowers so they will not die.” Then the project grew into the question of “What are you saving from extinction?” and finally morphed into a sharing of stories, a special moment-in-time in an artists’ life. A possible aha! moment of awakening and connecting for them.

Click through to see a photo slideshow of the event with the artist/authors: Continue reading