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Exhibition Detail
330 40th Street (at Broadway)
Oakland, CA 94609

July 25th, 2009 - August 22nd, 2009
What We Didnt Know , Carl AugeCarl Auge, What We Didnt Know ,
2009, oil on canvas and panel, 24" x 36"
© Carl Auge
East Bay
Friday & Saturday 11am - 6pm or by appointment
CCA (California College of the Arts)
figurative, abstract, landscape, realism
“Resound” - New Work by Carl Auge

Saturday July 25th, 7 - 10pm

Rowan Morrison is very pleased to announce “Resound”: New work by Oakland painter, Carl Auge.  In his second solo exhibit for Rowan Morrison gallery, Carl Auge presents a new collection of large scale oil paintings on canvas and smaller watercolors on paper.

Echoing throughout these works is an appearance of reflecting heat, sound, light or shock waves.  While seeking visual equivalents to sound, he creates precise and measured drawing to provide a structure upon which abstract and representational paintings are built.
Layers of smoothed oil paint are built up over long periods of time, within which images of contemporary reality are presented on surface proportions referencing cinematographic and video wide-screen standard formats. As Auge develops ways to remove precision and clarity of the drawing via the act of painting, representation and abstraction in painting converse with film and photography.

Carl Auge explores the recognition and ambiguity of images (such as amplifiers) conjoining current events with raw and lived experience.  Meaning and content emerge in the course of his work’s development.  For Auge, a news media photographic source’s reporting, or commenting on an event or place, can be very communicative in describing personal narrative-based work.

This is Carl Auge’s second solo show at Rowan Morrison Gallery.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, 2006, and Creative Work Fund Grant, Walter and Elise Haas Fund (2005).  Auge’s recent exhibition history includes 'Cream, From the Top,' Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia (2005), Close Calls: 2008, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, a Solo Exhibition at Santa Clara University Gallery, Santa Clara (2006), and 'Paper Cuts (again),' works on paper exhibition, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo (2005).  Carl Auge holds an MFA from California College of the Arts.

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