Elixir, Mixed media (oil wood, found and fabricated objects) 2016, 8’-9” long

CYNTHIA KARASEK

Artist Bio
Karasek has exhibited in one person and group exhibitions in New York, Europe, Canada, and cities throughout the United States. Since 1987 she has focused on making sculpture which has been exhibited in local, national, and international sculpture festivals as well as galleries, museums and permanent collections. Karasek builds large outdoor sculptures from wood, copper, parts of trees, gold leaf, slate and mixed media. She has also used boats and other objects that she builds or finds. She writes:

The drive to create equality for women is the most important political development of my lifetime. It is personal, political, local, and international. It overreaches race and creed in importance around the planet. There is no doubt that women’s art has grown and developed as a result of the efforts by feminists around the world. It has also made a difference in the daily lives of women and the basic rights that they can tap when needed.

Each artist has to find the right level of skill, understanding, mastery, and imagination to carry her forward for a lifetime of art making. I look for choices that strengthen and clarify the inner relationships in the piece that I am making. The goal is to have a result that is layered but clear, like a beautiful and insistent voice that rises above the cacophony of the daily grumble. I think that blank time, boredom, and daydreaming are opportunities for ideas to form and imagination to solve problems. I am a proponent of “un-hooking” as often a possible. I do this to nurture my imagination and let my mind get to work.

www.cynthiakarasek.com

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Past Solo Exhibitions:
Woman Living In Her Kitchen Floor, 2016

Past Group Exhibitions:
Who Cares?, 2017
New Art In An Old House, 2016
Unframed, 2015
If These Walls... II, 2015
Pumping Up The Volume At A.I.R., 2014
If These Walls..., 2014