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Brooke Grucella

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20100812104414-donnie
Malleable Realities, 2010 Acrylic, House, and Spray Paint 24" X 24"
20100812103904-tommy
Up to Code, 2010 Acrylic, Spray and House Paint on Mdf 8" X 24"
Want
The humming waves of silence, 2010 Acrylic, House and Spray Paint on Mdf 9 " X 10"
Threadbare
Threadbare, 2010 Acrylic, House and Spray Paint on Mdf 34 " X 13"
Lrg_piece
Product of New Beginnings, 2010 Acrylic, House and Spray Paint on Mdf 49" X 34"
20100812103726-progress
Painfully Perfect, 2010 Acrylic, House, Spray Paint on Mdf 9" X 12" Approx
Rm4improvement
Room for Improvement, 2010 Acrylic, House, and Spray Paint on Mdf
Eye
Autonomous, 2010 Acrylic, House, and Spray Paint on Mdf 9" X 4" X 3.5"
Inyoursmile
Elle es todo lo que necessito, 2010 Spray Paint, Acrylic and House Paint on Mdf 7.5" X 18" X 4"
She
Miscommunication, what's her point?, 2010 Spray, Acrylic, and House Paint on Wood 15" X 12"
Mother
Lamenting Artifact, 2010 24 X 12"
Blind
When will I begin to see how blind I am?, 2009 4ft X 4ft
Agressive_retort
Aggressive retort, 2009
Needle
Walk the Line, 2009
Shoot
Preach1
Pathetic
Waxed Pathetic, 2009
Smack
The world is as soft as lace, 2009 Acrylic, House, Spray Paint on Wood 7' X 2'
Soul
Reprecussion
Repercussions of our past indiscretions, 2009
Meant
Not Meant for this, 2009 Paint on Skateboard 15 " X 15 "
Dsci0088
© Courtesy of the Artist and Cella Gallery
20101004095553-civil_disobedience
Civil Disobedience 1, 2010 Acrylic, House, and Spray Paint on Wood 20 X 11.5"
20101004100341-civildisobedience
Civil Disobedience 2, 2010 Acrylic, House and Spray Paint on Wood 35.5 " X 24"
Want
Quick Facts
Birthplace
California
Representing galleries
obsidian gallery, Cella Gallery
Tags
graffiti/street-art
Statement

STATEMENT:
My work is an ongoing exploration of the dialogue formed around resistance to expectation and perception. The space between wanting to divulge information and the refusal to converse is what frustrates me. My work discusses the confusion that develops within romantic, platonic, familial and social relationships influenced by macro-norms and how that translates into various forms of (mis)-communication. Sex, gender, politics, depression, fear, anger, love, loss and social strata become characters within each piece. I set out to document the gray areas in between and examine the rigorous paradigms of what we think we know about each other.
The work has developed from my own personal experiences and those of the people who immediately surround me.  Judgment, expectation, and cultural rules play into the way we act in public or perceive each other in private. In no way do we fully comprehend what another is communicating to us, despite our efforts to understand. I catalogue how personal and social pressures influence the evolution of our ties to one another.

RESUME:

Solo Exhibitions
2011    TBA, Squeeze Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2010    Distancing the Gap Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Paramour’s Dilemma Cella Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
2008    Brooke Grucella Artillery Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Searching for Sunsets Shadowbox Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Selected Recent Exhibitions
2010    Love Conquers All: Artists For Equality Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
Two by Two Cella Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
Group Exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson AZ           
Two Person Show with Lalo Cota, Pravus Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2009    Group Exhibition, 6 person show, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Old Skooin for the Children Invitational Show, Art Whino Gallery, Charcoal Studios, Miami, FL
Old Skooin for the Children Invitational Show, Art Whino Gallery, Alexandria, VA
17th Small Works Invitational Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2008    VENI VEDI VECI Juxtapoz Magazine Release Party, San Francisco, CA
Curated by: Pacific Art Collective; Hosted by: ARTNOWSF
La Femme Art Whino Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Huge Group Show Cannibal Flower Collective, Los Angeles, CA
March 2008 Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Bibliography
2010    Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press. Edition 013 -or- 014. Nov. 2010     Boston MA
Spotlight Interview, Time Publications, by Ian Hunthausen,
Strickbine Publishing World Headquarters. Issue ## Scottsdale, AZ.
Mental Shoes Online Webzine, by SG Collins, Postwar Media. Edition 014.
June 2010.Amsterdam.
Publications
2010    Real, Natural, Unsustainable by Gregory Euclide, http://gregoryeuclide.com/.
introduction paragraph.
2009    Further, Introduction essay for David Choong Lee, PP. 254-256. Publishers
Mars-1 and Sori Kim 2009

 

EDUCATION:

Masters of Fine Arts Degree, Intermedia,
School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona




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