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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 3' X 6" X 6" © 2009
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
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
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
20130226045114-katecarvellas_will_you_still_need_me
Will You Still Need Me, 2008 Assemblage
20130226045303-katecarvellas_progressionperceivedcropped
Progression Perceived, 2013 Mixed Media On Canvas
20180705171550-in_black_and_red
Quick Facts
Lives in
Pasadena, California
Works in
Pasadena, California
Schools
Tags
assemblage mixed-media, collage, surrealism
Artist Statement and Biography

Artist Statement

I create art from objects I find at thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets; inviting everything from vintage photographs to wooden boxes to metal hardware to "play" in my compositions. I build unexpected juxtapositions of two or more objects to see how their new relationships change the way we see them. Often, I add painted passages as counterpoints to the three-dimensional forms.

Precedents for my practice are found in the work of American Surrealist Joseph Cornell and German-born feminist sculptor Eva Hesse. Both of these 20th century masters deployed unconventional materials to "talk about" their lived experiences. I allow my artworks to similarly "talk about" my conflicts, confusions, and insights. Assembling and rearranging objects allows me to "re-construct" and redeem my personal narrative.

Artist Bio 

Kate Carvellas was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and attended George Mason University, where she received a BFA in Theater. She moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to work in the entertainment industry (Disney, etc.) It was not until 2004 that she turned her focus toward the visual arts.  At first, she focused on collage, creating thematic compositions from mass media imagery. By 2007, she had transformed her practice to focus on three-dimensional objects she collected from thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets. She now invites everything from vintage photographs to wooden boxes to metal hardware to "play" in her compositions, building unexpected juxtapositions of two or more objects to see how their new relationships change the way we see them. Often, she adds painted passages as counterpoints to the three-dimensional forms.

Carvellas began exhibiting in 2008 and has expanded her practice since, with numerous solo exhibitions, even more group shows and a major installation in 2018. That same year, she won first place and the purchase prize at the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster. Her paintings and sculptures are in private collections throughout the US, from Florida and Virginia to California. Her work has been reviewed in the Pasadena Star News and Diversion LA.

Assemblage artist, sculptor, and painter, Kate Carvellas brings aged, often distressed materials into our contemporary world, challenging us to see them anew.

Awards/Honors

2018 - "My Soul is Not for Sale" - Accessioned into the Lancaster Museum of Art and History's permanent collection.

2018 - "My Soul is Not for Sale" received Best of Exhibition 1st Place in the 33rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition at MOAH: Cedar (Lancaster Museum of Art and History)

2014 - "The Priests Past By" (abstract painting on canvas) received Best in Show 3rd place award from juror 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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