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Kate Carvellas

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20120302232550-equilibrium_4x6
Equilibrium's Abettor, 2012 Assemblage
20111113085825-katecarvellas_mindblender
Mind Blender, 2009 Assemblage
Kcarvellas_untitledassemblage
Working Man Assemblage 14" H X 4.5" W
Edgeofserenity
Edge of Serenity Photo Collage On Foam Core 14.5" H X 15.5" W
Waitingforgodot_copy
Waiting For Godot Assemblage 11" H X 12" W
Thediverartslant
The Diver Mixed Media
Morefreedom
More Freedom Mixed Media On Canvas
Kcarvellas_three
Three, 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage
Kcarvellas_balancingact_copy
Balancing Act , 2010 Assemblage 15" H X 11.5" W X 2.75" D
20110114020659-morphology_360_detail
Morphology 360 - Side 2 Assemblage
Kcarvellas_worldview
World View , 2010 Assemblage 18" H X 17.5 W X 6.75" D
20110111145455-timewilltell24x12
Time Will Tell, 2010 Mixed Media Collage 24 X 12 Inches
20100821113645-kcarvellas_eyeofthebeholder
Eye of the Beholder , 2010 Mixed Media Collage On Canvas 12" H X 9" W
20101124121017-at_the_movies
Moving Pictures, 2010 Photo Collage
20120503170731-externalmanifestation6x4
External Manifestation of Internal Disintegration, 2010 Mixed Media 20 X 24 X 2 Inches
20110525182234-throughspaceandtimesmall_copy
Through Space and Time, 2011 Assemblage
20110111203602-chaoscaughttherabbit
Chaos Caught the Rabbit, 2010 Mixed Media 20 X 16 X 2.75 Inches
20110113233646-strangerecipe
Strange Recipe , 2008 Mixed Media Assemblage 15.75 X 19.75 X 2.35 Inches
20110525181539-redtriptych6x4
Subliminal Alphanumeric Communication, 2011 Mixed Media Triptych
20110824145505-carvellas_k_the_verity_of_cross_pollination
The Verity of Cross Pollination, 2011 Collage
20111113090319-doyourememberfinal
Do You Remember, 2011 Assemblage
20111113090530-eggistential
Eggistential , 2010 Collage
20111023114928-marblehead6x4
Head. Examined., 2011 Mixed Media On Canvas
20120120063211-kcarvellas_supplicationascending6by4
Supplication Ascending, 2011 Assemblage © 2011
20110111145311-carvellas_k_process
Process Mixed Media 20 X 16 X 2 Inches
20120223015517-throughspaceandtime8x10
Through Space and Time-, 2011 Assemblage
20120506050240-moving_pictures
Moving Pictures Mixed Media Collage
20120611193935-katecarvellas_serenitys_solitude
Solitude Assemblage
20120803233012-lookinggrassfinal6x4
Through the Looking Grass, 2007-2012 Photo Collage
20120928202716-fun_and_games_final
It's All Fun and Games...., 2012 Mixed Media
20121006022322-cacophony_6x6
Cacophony, 2012 Mixed Media Collage 8" X 8"
20121006022441-new_collage_6x6
Face to Face Mixed Media Collage 8" X 8"
20121109235334-process_section
Mixed Media
20121117004935-to_the_power_of_ten_6x4_2
To the Power of Ten, 2012 Assemblage
20121117005048-to_the_power_of_ten_6x4_2
To the Power of Ten, 2012 Assemblage
20130104180121-to_the_power_of_ten_6x4_2
To the Power of Ten, 2012 Assemblage
20130104180337-img_2769
That's the Idea, 2013 Collage
20130104180601-img_2769
That's the Idea, 2013 Collage 8" X 6"
20130104180812-img_2769
That's the Idea, 2013 Collage 8" X 6"
20130104180921-a_dark_riddle_and_a_head_full_of_bees
A Dark Riddle and a Head Full of Bees, 2012 Mixed Media Collage
20130104181102-camera_heads
Simple Mechanics, 2013 Collage
20130124191642-img_2896
Head to Toe, 2013 Assemblage
20130124191801-redballoonwframe_copy
Untitled, 2013 Mixed Media
20130124191948-katecarvellas_thebattle
The Battle, 2013 Collage
20130124192733-katecarvellas_it_sallfunandgames
It's All Fun and Games..., 2012 Mixed Media
20130125003021-katepostersmaller
Poster, 2013
20130124194029-katecarvellas_externalmanifestationofinternaldisintegration
External Manifestation of Internal Disintegration, 2012 Mixed Media
20130124194141-katecarvellas_that_stheidea
That's the Idea, 2012 Collage
20130124194246-redballoonwframe_copy
Untitled, 2013 Mixed Media
20130124194408-img_2896
Head to Toe, 2013 Assemblage
20130124194503-to_the_power_of_ten_6x4_2
To the Power of Ten, 2012 Assemblage
20130124194606-katecarvellas_thebattle
The Battle, 2012 Collage
20130125003201-katecarvellas_chaoscaughttherabbit
Chaos Caught the Rabbit, 2008 Mixed Media
20130125145644-kateposter
Show graphic, 2013 © ©The Haggus Society, Kate Carvellas
20130222034937-katecarvellas_head_to_toe
Head to Toe, 2013
20130222035148-katecarvellas_head_to_toe
Head to Toe, 2013 Assemblage
20130222035512-katecarvellas_morphology_360_w_detail
Morphology 360, 2010 Assemblage
20130222035512-katecarvellas_morphology_360_w_detail
Morphology 360, 2010 Assemblage
20130222035616-katecarvellas_morphology_360_w_detail
Morphology 360, 2010 Assemblage
20130222035719-katecarvellas_the_ascent_w_detail
The Ascent (with detail image), 2013 Assemblage
20130223030354-katecarvellas_it_sallfunandgames
It's All Fun and Games.....", 2012 Mixed Media Collage
20150211022949-mixing_metaphors
Quick Facts
Lives in
Pasadena, California
Works in
Pasadena, California
Tags
assemblage mixed-media, collage, surrealism
Statement

Artist Statement

I am a self-taught artist who will use just about any medium available in order to reveal and express the images and ideas that float up from my subconscious.  These images and ideas find their way into my assemblages, abstract paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces.  I also take photographs almost every day of things that most people don't even notice.  I find great beauty in them, be they a broken tail light on a vintage van or painted arrows in a parking lot.

My work is an essential and intensely personal part of my life.  It explores and expresses the inner workings of my mind and heart in a way that words cannot express. It is my hope that when people see my work, it will somehow resonate with them on some level, be it intellectual, emotional or spiritual.

Artist Bio 

In 2004, after almost a 20 year break from making art, I began creating two-dimensional thematic montages using imagery from various magazines and clip art sources. With further exploration I began to pursue a different direction, creating, original, three dimensional collages.  In 2007 I began exploring the creative world of mixed media and assemblage and fell in love with both of these media.

11 years ago my work was made entirely of borrowed images and objects.  Through the years, I slowly began leaving my own marks on the work.  Starting out with light pencil markings to more visible lines and shapes.  As my confidence grew, so did the strength of my marks and brush strokes.  While I am is still deeply enjoying creating assemblages out of found objects, I now create work made entirely from my own hand.  These painting, at first, sprang straight from my subconscious.  Lately, however, I have also been using my own photographs as the springboard for my abstract paintings.  Abstracting reality.

Most recently my ongoing journey of creative expression has led me to a new and unexpected place.  While I have loved photography since high school, and have been taking photographs almost every day for years, I have only just begun to exhibit and sell my photographs.  I love finding beauty in the world in unexpected places.

I now find great joy working in photography, abstract painting and assemblage. In 2008 I began reading up on the history of painting and assemblage, and found inspiration in the work of artists such as Salvador Dali, Joseph Cornell and Kurt Schwitters: and more recently, the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro.  Watching the documentary "The Radiant Child" about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat had a deep impact on me and I strive to create work, not in his style, but that that has the freedom and spontaneity of his.

In 2012 I had the great pleasure of seeing the exhibit "Wonderland - The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States".  This exhibit profoundly affected me and I found kindred spirits in Louise Nevelson, Frida Kahlo and Remedios Varo and the work they have created.

Exhibit Highlights

2014 - Received Best in Show 3rd place ribbon from Mat Gleason for the "FRESH" exhibit at Southbay Contemporary/Zask Gallery

Received “Special Recognition” for "Fragmented" and "Life's Masquerade" from Upstream People Gallery’s “9th Annual Faces Online Art Exhibit”.

Received Awards of Merit at the “53rd Bold Expressions International Art Exhibit” in Carmichael, California for “Will You Still Need Me” and "Through the Looking Grass” 

Two pieces ("Process" and "Three") were chosen to be a part of The Central California Art Association & Mistlin Gallery's 57th Annual Spring Art Show. 

 

 

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