Kavi Gupta Gallery is pleased to present our second solo exhibition of new
work by San Francisco based artist Clare Rojas.
Clare Rojas is well known for her intimate gouache paintings and expansive
wall-based murals and installations that feel as if they have been plucked
out of the pages of a fairy tale resonating as both familiar and
fantastically imagined. Her distinctive intricately detailed painting style
utilizing flat areas of color and her limited palette brings to mind both an
expansive history of the craft movement as well as the art of printmaking.
Rojas’s imagery takes hints from folk art such as quilting or pottery and
recurring symbols and patterns can be linked to Amish vernacular, Russian
Matryoshka dolls, Native American textiles as well as contemporary American
Clare Rojas’s latest exhibition at Kavi Gupta will feature a complete
immersion into the artist’s invented world. The gallery will be completely
transformed into a “home” for her works as the walls are colorfully painted
and decorative molding transforms the space into a living environment. Large
framed wall paintings, sculptures and groupings of Rojas’s signature
paintings hang from wooden pegs articulating a complete constructed
narrative. Animals, women and men interact within flattened floral
landscapes. Women bleed their powers into the sky. Foliage, flowers and
trees blend with abstract and often surreal pattern and space. The
depictions themselves are allegorical; her portrayals of women are
simultaneously serene, free, painful and powerful.
Clare Rojas (b. 1976) lives and works in San Francisco. Solo museum shows
include Riverside Art Museum, CA ; The Rose Art Museum, Boston; Museo De
Arte Comtemporaneo De Castilla y Leon; Museum Het Domein, Sittard; Ulrich
Museum of Art, Wichita; Knoxville Museum of Art and the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago. Rojas has also had solo exhibitions at Deitch
Projects, NY; Modern Art, London; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco and
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.