Associate Professor Carrie Ann Baade‘s solo exhibition, Angels and Carnivorous Flowers opens at Mesa Art Center in Arizona and will have it’s reception this week on Friday February 8th. Carrie Ann Baade‘s lush oil paintings link historical masterworks with contemporary experience. Her work mines images from antiquity to the modern era, and she uses these pieces as a foundation to construct surreal landscapes inhabited by otherworldly figures and electric flora and fauna. The artist establishes a dialog with the past, injecting a contemporary voice and reinterpreting the historical fragments using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective.
An artist talk will also be given at Mesa Community College at 6pm on February 7th.
In this talk, the artist reveals her research methods and development of her narrative paintings. Delving into the stories from the past and historical masterpieces, Baade reinvigorates and reinterprets symbols and allegories for an audience in the 21st century. This talk will also address the artist’s process, and looks at cycles of creation that are useful and inspiring for art makers and appreciators alike.
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About the Artist
Carrie Ann Baade (born 1974 in Louisiana) is a contemporary painter whose work quotes from, interacts with, and deeply relates to art history. She paints in dialogue with relevant masterpieces, in order to reclaim them in a surreal narrative that is simultaneously biographical. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including exhibitions: the John and Mable Ringling Museum, the Delaware Contemporary, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, the Ningbo Art Museum in China, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida. Carrie Ann Baade received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and earned her MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware. Raised on the front range in Colorado, she now lives and works in Tallahassee, where she is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.