Carrie Ann Baade

Carrie Ann Baade

Light in the Shadows

Angelface 2018

As the steward and axman, I return to the haunting moments in art history in order to reclaim them, not merely as a quotation, while contemplating the ageless issues of morality, politics, and the individual quest for self-expression. My art has been an attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable, resulting in an exploitation of fragmentation found in collage. By using this fragmentary “bone yard” of painting with reverence, I am a scavenger salvaging lost aesthetics. This results in these painted parables, paintings made of paintings linking the power of historical masterworks with my own experience as a contemporary artist.

Carrie Ann Baade (born 1974 in Louisiana) is a contemporary painter whose work quotes from, interacts with, and deeply relates to art history. She paints in dialogue with relevant masterpieces from Modern period to antiquity, in order to reclaim them in a surreal narrative that is simultaneously biographical.

Carrie’s gallery talk may be viewed in the link below:

A Three Headed Tiger Cursing Heaven
Hell Mouth
The Perilous Compassion of the Honey Queen
The Lady or Tiger
Joy and Sorrow
The Bride Stripping the Bachelors Bare
Afterlife of the Honey Bee
Eater of Hearts
The Manufacturing of Tears

The Ecstasy of Madam Dolorosa
Cupid Complaining to Venus
Death and the Maiden
Ergot and Ashes
Madam Cecilia
Melancolic’s Vision of the Bucolic
Queen Bitch
She Who Sings During Stormy Seas
Slayer of the Snaalygaster
The Temptation of the Penitent Medusa
The Butterfly Lovers
The Demon Mother
The Eternal Mother
Bad Government
Good Government

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