Co-op 28 Gallery is pleased to present
Keri Rosebraugh: Gods’ Logos
October 22 – November 13, 2011
Opening reception Saturday October 22, 6-9pm
Nike has the “swoosh”, McDonald’s has the “M”, world peace has the dove – do religions have logos? Is the cross a symbol or a trademark? Were gargoyles once used as marketing ploys? Legend has it they were produced to lure pagans into churches, and to hopefully create loyal patrons (or customers.) Businesses create logos to brand products. A good logo not only identifies a product or service, but also evokes an emotion that, over time, will create brand loyalty.
Keri Rosebraugh searches for answers through her drawing and painting. She examines the balance between freedom of spirit and unbridled joy with a real need to believe in something organized and established, while re-presenting images and icons viewers may take for granted or have simply become familiar and all too common. Expertly rendered charcoal drawings of menacing gargoyles juxtaposed against brightly colored mixed-media backgrounds question the seductive messages of organized religion while reminding us of the importance of individual thought and critical thinking. Her confrontational, gothic drawings of crosses magnify their innate symmetry and balance. They remind the artist (and the viewer) of a need to pause, reflect, re-imagine, and continue this investigation in the face of difficulty or doubt and, in the end, embrace the simple act of being.
Keri received her BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Disney, Mattel, Dreamworks, Grist Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Toronto Star, and Mother Earth News. She was president of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles for two years, co-founded the non-profit Responsible Education and Media and served on the board of directors for the Eco-logical Art Gallery of Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include La Luz De Jesus Gallery, and The Studio for Southern California History. This is her first solo exhibition in California.
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