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My Art My Passions 2019

I’ll be 70 yrs old in November 2019 and as life happens one never knows what the day will bring. My fascinations with the art of #LouiseBourgeois #MCEscher #MarcelDuchamp #ManRay #JoanMiro #Dali #CyTwombly and others keep me moving forward into my own creative world of art. The always evolving explorations of concept, context, form, process, medium, and I’m sure there is more as I think on it. There is a happy that sets in.

Over the past few years I’ve come to realize that it’s not the quantity I make, although I am prolific, it’s not even the quality because some of my most crude pieces are dearly admired… I found that its the passion, the idea, the button it pushes… some artists work refers to the overtly social/political, or self-help, or emotional, or cute, or mind bending perspectives or … the whatever it is that eats into the soul of the artist, their thing they need to live with more and with a louder voice being seen and heard fuels the course… and

I think I’ll stop here for now and let the thoughts calm down. With love.

“Egg on Lily Pad Blue”; 6×6-ceramic and wire with wooden-egg

AND here is a new exploration a new love a new want and need for me. “Egg on Lily Pad Blue”; 6×6; ceramic and wire with wooden egg. ©Karrie Ross 2019 all rights reserved.

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Studio Channel Islands Blackboard Gallery in Camarillo; Light & Space Through Time; solo show 2019

Exhibition Dates: August 3rd thru September 21st, 2019
Opening; August 3 from 4pm to 7pm
Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 11 – 5 p.m. and Sat 11 – 3 p.m.
Studio Channel Islands:   2222 E Ventura Blvd.,  Camarillo, CA 93010  (map)
Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/542430032959641/?active_tab=discussion

Here are some images from the exhibit. I’ll post more after the opening so please come back and see photos of the exhibition as it is curated and hung in the space.

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OCCCA: Therefore I Am; July-August 2019

Therefore, I Am

Exhibition Dates: July 6, 2019 – August 24, 2019
Therefore, I Am is about the representation of identity in art, 
self-portraiture, constructed personas, artistic alter egos, and hybrids — sexual, political, and cultural — in painting, sculpture, assemblage, photography, video, installation, fashion, and craft.

Juror: Meghan Doherty, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
http://www.occca.org/EXHIBITIONS.html#TIA

http://www.occca.org/CALL-FOR-ART.html#Karrie_Ross

Keeping Hope Safe
Dimensions: 58×36

Keeping Hope Safe
Dimensions: 58″x40″
Material: acrylic, wire, collage
Year: 2018
Description of work: A vignette of where Hope lives within us all, and others see and respond.

Statement: What is your energy telling the world?

A collaboration with nature: I direct my interests to seeking the answers for what it is like to ‘be human’. I observe and listen to how people interact. How they address their personal internal and community external interactions that create a story or unseen dialogue.

My mixed-media art is constructed from the info I gather into physical form, applying juxtapositions intended to twist perception and make changes on a cellular level. Make them to look deeper and re-evaluate.

“Ross’ art work is about the pursuit of answerable questions. She lives for them, and frames a life through the use of questions, rules and parameters.”
~Robert S., reviewer

The motion of art actually creates its own physics. Visual Art in motion touches more people with a greater impact.

 

Featured Artists
Samantha Aasen, Hannah Altman, Stephen Anderson, Richard Bohn, Yuri Boyko, Ray Bravo, Leslie Brown, Martin Bustamante, Andrea Castillo, Mary Chabre, Elise Chang, Kalvino Coria, Sheena Dowling, Lou Eberhard, Courtney Geiger, Ellen Goellner, Donna Gough, Britt Harrison, Caroline PM Jones, Shelley Kommers, Lily La Bare, Heather Layton, Jung ji Lee, Ryan Lewis, Katherine Chang Liu, Louis Longi, Stevie Love, Jamie Luoto, Andres Martinez, Galina Mihaleva, Andrea Moni, Adon Newman, Michael Pribich, Robin Repp, Brennan Roach, Ellen Rosenberg, Karrie Ross, Janey Saavedra, Richard Sawdon Smith, Joseph Szkodzinski, Ronda Urdang, Winnie van der Rijn, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Kurt Weston, Kathrine Worel, Gina Yu.

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Susan Eley Fine Art: On The Rocks, Summer Exhibition; June thru August

ON THE ROCKS

“Peaking”; 2019; 18″x12″; collage and acrylic on panel

A juried Summer group show of contemporary artworks features depictions of majestic mountain ranges, rocky crags, bluffs, peaks, hills, steep cliffs and monoliths.

June 26 – August 29, 2019 | Opening Reception: June 26, 2019

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46 West 90th Street
New York, NY 10024


Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2019
ON THE ROCKS:
A Summer Juried Show
June 26 – August 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 26, 6-8pm
We are delighted to announce the opening of “ON THE ROCKS”, SEFA’s first juried
exhibition, opening on Wednesday, June 26 with a reception for the artists from 6-8 pm.
The exhibition will remain on view through August 29.

After jurying two exhibitions as a guest curator in 2018-19 – at the Silvermine Art Center
and the Mamaroneck Artists Guild – owner/director Susan Eley decided to jury one in Continue reading

For Sale: When Pigs Fly Series #1,2,3 now available as prints

When Pigs Fly Series, 1,2,3; prints on paper or canvas, and totes, towels, pillows and more… are now available on Fine Art America. They are offered in two paper sizes and if you want frames or not. And contact me if you want to commission a piece. Contact me here for commissions or questions.
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/karrie-ross.html

The store offers prints, pillows, totes, shower curtain, phone case and more….

Painting: Watercolor on Paper. There is a saying “When Pigs Fly” I have been intrigued with for years and finally painted a series of three. I often drive through Topanga Canyon and am inspired by the flying pig that is mounted high up on a pole somewhere in the middle of it. The painting is in watercolor and I use a brush for the back ground wash but a pallet knife for the rest… I like the surreal look it gives the landscape.

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A Californian native of Los Angeles through and through

From my latest show at Tieken Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles, California June/July 2018

My art builds a story sometimes not seen but felt. I am a Californian born in Los Angeles. My backyard has been the Pacific. I married twice, both were surfers who helped me stay in touch with my one love— my home … the sun, the ocean, the desert and mountains. An endless ebb and flow of observation and feelings now taken into my art. The watching of people and nature and the hows they interact. Living in California with so many warm clear days, the watching observing of nature, people and places are what we do. My watching shows up as abstract form in my artwork. Whether it’s the freedom of the watercolors, the alive of the oils, to the acrylics, my Los Angeles nature show up.

“Journey Beyond the Sun”; 4 pieces, 30″x22″ (total 84″x 64″) framed; watercolor on arches

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Indigo Journey; essay by Eve Wood

A big thank you to Eve Wood for the insightful essay about my artwork, “Indigo Journey”. Indigo and it’s aspects have played a big part in my life. Eve captures the essence of being an “indigo”. (Indigo Journey, 8 pieces 30×22 (64″x88″ overall); watercolor on handmade paper, 3D sculpture)

This is one of my newer pieces, of story and it is a beginning for many of the exhibit installations I create using my artwork as vignettes in the never ending story of being human. As my acupuncturist says, “life is change and the stories we create to live it.”

My art is/are stories and in arrangement create the story I want to tell at the moment, which changes over the illusion of time.


Karrie Ross: Mood Indigo
Essay By Eve Wood
May 2018

“Indigo Journey”; 8 pieces 30″x22″, watercolor on paper with assemblage hanging sculpture, 2018

The elegant and painterly drawings that comprise Karrie Ross’ most recent Indigo series are unsettling in their rawness and emotional tenor, yet sustain a mutable and effortless power. Working in a variety of media including acrylic and watercolor, these elegantly luminous drawings are deceptively simple. Mining the same territories as artists like Continue reading

2017 Art Exhibitions List Karrie Ross

2017

October: Artshare LA: “Drawn Together”; group show; curator Mike Kelley; Los Angeles, CA

September: Room & Board: Angeleno Magazine: Los Angeles Family Housing Auction:Art & Home”; yearly event, Culver City, CA

September: Kellogg University Gallery CalPoly: “Ink & Clay”43; juried show, Pamona, CA

September: Berkeley Arts Center and Walter Maciel Gallery  With Liberty and Justice for Some”, #3 Traveling Group Show; Berkeley, CA Curator Monica Lundy; Berkeley, Ca

July: SBC / SoLA Gallery: “FRESH 2″, Group Show; Curator Fatemeh Burnes, Peter Frank; Los Angeles, CA

June: Mike Kelley Gallery/Beyond Baroque:: “The Nature of Things”; Gallery C “Balance & Flow”; Three Solo Shows; Venice, CA.

April: Fresh Paint Advisory; Pasadena Showcase House of Design, three day interior design fair; Pasadena, CA.

April: Artist Portfolio Magazine: AWARD; Q1 Honorable mention, “Dances With Flowers” Continue reading

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge January 2017

I am taking the challenge of 30 in 30 and will be posting to this website through out the month. Please come back and  check it out.

The Paintings are for sale: Each are 11″ x 8.5″; mixed media;  matted to 14″x11″.
Go to the contact page to inquire as to pricing.

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#1 Priority Mail?

#2 Headache?

#3: and into the dream

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2015 thru 2016 Art Exhibitions list Karrie Ross

2016

November: MuzeuMM: FAUXisn: DADA Reconstructed; Curator Kio Griffith;  group show, Los Angeles, CA; showing “We Dance?”

November: Torrance Art Museum: South Bay Focus: The best of the South Bay: Annual show, juror Peter Frank, Torrance, CA; showing “Nature: The One With Water”

November: Torrance Art Museum: MAS Attack 13; final one; Opening one night; Torrance, CA

October: Art & Home: Art & Home In collaboration with Angeleno magazineAn evening with Los Angeles Family Housing“; Curator Trina Churchill; Culver City, CA; showing and SOLD “The One, Egg, Fishtale”

October thru February 2017: Reykjavik Art Museum: Submission to Yoko Ono Project “Arising” Exhibition, Testament of Harm for Being a Woman; Tryggvagata

October: Kio’s Place – Balconi’s:  FAUXism: LandArt Reconstructed: group show, Santa Monica, CA; showing “Planting Seeds” Continue reading

The Life of a Canvas—the art of painting over

detail of work

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Nature: “The One, Ginkgo Horizon”, 60×48, mixed media on canvas.

“I am not just a pretty picture,I am a canvas rich in history and is the last image I will see. I have been painted over at least 4 times fully to a new image each time. I have lost count of the layers of paper and paint that have come

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VIDA: Tops and Scarfs now available

vida-bannerI’m thrilled to share with you my latest collection on VIDA!

VISIT MY COLLECTION AT: http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/karrie-ross

This collection represents some of my best artwork from over the years and is very authentic to who I am as an artist. I’m really proud today to share the work below with you. Continue reading