Carrie Ann Baade
Light in the Shadows
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:
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