Painting and Mixed Media
SYMBIOSIS is close and often long-term interaction between two or more different species.
Christa Toole's work explores the subjects of biology, science, energy and transformation. Using paint, thread, wax and other materials, her work transforms these materials into a fluid image. This body of work highlights the nature of shared existence, its complexities and harmonies. "SYMBIOSIS" explores the relationship between objects or forms and what they share between them. Her work utilizes forms that speak to each other with shapes that connect across canvases. The images are reflective of biological forms that at once refer to the microscopic and can also represent the macro levels of space. The work simultaneously highlights those similarities and underscores the persistent yet intricate laws of the universe and nature. Energy is a constant in all levels and is shared across entities. Energy moves from one realm into another or one body or form to another; its properties may change but the force remains constant.
Christa Toole was chosen as a winner of the National Juried Competition curated by Tricia Yunjoo Paik, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art at Phoenix Gallery in 2006. She has exhibited her work at many galleries in New York City and around the world including Phoenix Gallery, Cue Gallery, Artists Space, NurtureArt, Zone Chelsea, Galerie Scherer8 (Berlin, Germany), Palazzo Gotico (Piacenza, Italy), Phoenix Center for Contemporary Art and has participated in art fairs such as Fountain Art Fair during Armory week in NYC and Fountain Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel.
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