New Exhibition Opens Saturday At Rosamund Felson Gallery

Friday, 22 Nov 2013, 7:09:00 AM

Mitch James

Karen Carson’s acrylic on paper “Study for Case International 435.”
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Karen Carson’s acrylic on paper “Study for Case International 435.”

Rosamund Felson Gallery in Santa Monica this weekend opens an exhibition featuring the works of artist Karen Carson. An opening reception will be held this Saturday, Nov. 23 from 5-7 pm.

Following her last show at Rosamund Felsen Gallery, which featured paintings on large unstretched canvas depicting various states of the human condition, Carson’s focus once again redirects outward towards her environment.

Spending much time at her Montana ranch with her husband and having always had romantic notions of expansive western skylines and vast landscapes, Carson fixates on the icon of the contemporary American tractor.

For her new series, she once again presents large-scale paintings on unstretched canvas as well as paintings on paper.

Here, seemingly mundane machinery is transformed into magnificent and bold imagery, full of character and appearing larger than life – all painted with fidelity to Carson’s established painterly style.

Depicting these contemporary American tractors, which are each placed in brilliantly painted landscapes in line with the vibrancy of her past works, Carson explores a rural and agricultural emblem that had yet to be studied in her oeuvre.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5:30 pm. This exhibition will remain on display through Jan. 4, 2014.

The gallery is located at 2525 Michigan Ave. B4 (Bergamot Station), Santa Monica.

For more information, call 310.828.8488 or visit rosamundfelsen.com.

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