This Thursday night (March 3rd), Roq La Rue in Seattle will be hosting the opening of Animus Chrysalis Mortis, the latest solo show from Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed). The new series of works from the Los Angeles-based artist continues to channel her special brand of gothic fairy tale-like imagery and will feature both paintings on canvas and paper.
She further explains – “For this body of work I was inspired by the surrealist and deeply symbolic films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jungian archetypes, and Greek mythology. I created a personal language of symbols, then made a card set and selected at random a different set for each new painting. This method taps into the elements of subconscious influence and chance, as well as mirrors the cut-up method of writing created by one of my favorite authors William Burroughs.
From these subconscious suggestions I created a lush and layered symbolic world that explores the realm of childhood, memory and longing. Ghosts and gardens, snakes and skulls frame fever-dream scenes of wounded goddesses slayed open, fecund gardens growing from their wounds. Vibrant strange gardens populated with insects and dream imagery portray a psychedelic dance between life and death.”
Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.