Head Over Heels
Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, February 4, 5-7pm
Artist talk in Colusa Hall 100B. Reception to follow in the gallery.
In a single canvas, Kara Maria’s painting skips from geometric shapes and well-defined forms to exuberant swirls and vibrant splotches of color. Yet Maria’s paintings are more than a pastiche of styles. Within her dynamic environments, the artist introduces a lone skunk, a rhinoceros, a surveillance camera, a camouflaged airplane, to name just a few. Each is an isolated moment of realism, pulled from the turbulent social and political issues of our present day. These parallel discourses—surveillance, environmentalism, military violence–interject a power punch of associations amidst a play of color and gesture. Kara Maria lives and works in San Francisco, CA.