About

Statement

Stratus Mesh and Levels are two ongoing series of abstract oil paintings. With Stratus Mesh, compositions feel more like flowing landscapes. Organic shifting shapes, some muted others colorful, evoke expansive mobile structures. In Levels, the paintings become more geometric and architectural in approach, a scaffolding arrangement of simple forms that focus and dissolve with more emphasis on vertical balances.

 

In both series, there is a play with linear structures and fragmented images from many sources. They are collage experiments using overlaid drawings, some parts are colored and other parts are toned down or erased. They are reconfigured to make an image that is spatial with combinations of visualizations of the concept of rise and fall. Within dissimilar forms the images build and fall apart in layers and then fall back together again. This unplanned process evolves over a span of time. Slowly, the once disordered sets meld together into images that evoke a subtle sensibility with lyrical structure through an intuitive open-ended approach to resolve.

 

Education

1980-1982  Yale University  MFA 

1976-1979  Indiana University  BA

 

Design Experience

2013-2014  Dana Barnes Design  Designed and fabricated suspended chairs and vessel prototypes.

1995-2000  Arnell Group  Branding /art direction/design team, Samsung, Fila, Chanel.

1989-1995  Desgrippes Gobe  Designer/art director for the Limited Corporation

1984-1989  Free Lance Designer  Spy Magazine, Knoll Furniture, Estee Lauder and Conde Nast.

1982-1984  Rutgers University  Publications designer and design fundamentals instructor.

1979-1980  The Walker Art Center  Design Internship

 

Exhibition and Award

2016  Anita Rogers Gallery  Group Show, 77 Mercer Street, NY

2016  Governor's Island/A.I.R. Gallery  Group Show, Governor's Island, NY

2008  Marc Jancou Gallery  Benefit Show, 24 West 57th Sreet, NY

2007  Dieu Donne Papermill  Benefit Show, 315 West 36th Street, NY

2006  Vanina Holasek Gallery  Group Show, 502 West 27th Street, NY

2001  The Drawing Center  Selections Exhibition, 35 Wooster Street, NY

1985  Ford Foundation Grant 

Contact

Email: carrie@exhibit-e.com

Tel: 646-382-4832