Paintings and Drawings by Celeste Baross
January 22nd – February 22nd, 2014
Opening Reception: Jan 26, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This is the first one-person exhibition for Celeste Baross, a highly regarded but rarely shown artist. Baross’s work explores themes of life and death, birth and decay as a personal narrative in her deeply felt paintings and drawings. Often autobiographical, these works are driven by a desire to make sense of the world. They embrace life in all of its aspects from the biological to the psychological.
As Baross writes in her artist’s statement for the catalog, “There is grandeur in the workings and beauty of nature. There are within, hidden worlds, both marvelous and grim, both dormant and teeming, which inspire and inform the direction and content of my paintings. These worlds, which lay directly at our feet and surround us as we breathe each breath, are reminders of a continuum, an endless cycling, that we too, are a part of.”
A 12-page catalog with nine color reproductions and a short essay by artist and San Jose State professor, Robert Chiarito, will accompany the exhibition. Click here for catalog information.