The Surreal Imaginings of Carrie Ann Baade showcases over 30 paintings and 15 collages spanning 20 years of artmaking. The haunting beauty of her oil paintings invokes the mythic past, with echoes of the self in layered narratives and fantastical parables. Baade unlocks stories from her subconscious mind, revealing psychological revelations in stimulating and provocative combinations.https://www.tcc.fl.edu/student-life/arts-and-culture/tcc-fine-art-gallery/For inquiries on purchasing, please get in touch with Venvi Gallery https://www.venviartgallery.com/“Carrie Ann Baade is a visionary artist. She is ferocious in her approach, not thinking about the casual observer but solely considering the resounding strength of the work before her. There is a visceral nature to her paintings and the emotions they provoke are strong and uncompromising. Yet, you are drawn to the beauty and elegance of the art, sometimes even wishing yourself into the painting, but then you stop yourself at just the right moment so that you can take a step back and admire the brilliance of Carrie Ann Baade.” -Ann VanderMeer, publisher, editor, and winner of the Hugo Award “Baade’s paintings open like portals, their dimensionality and intensity of color and figure pulling the reader into the canvas and across the timeless bridge of the psyche. Every gesture is sacred, every movement transcending the profane, as we confront through the intimacy of her work the ecstasy of the human condition entwined with the rush of the cosmos.” — Saba Syed Razvi, poet & scholar Carrie Ann Baade (born 1974 in Louisiana) is a contemporary painter whose work quotes from, interacts with, and deeply relates to art history. Over the past 25 years, she has shown in over 200 exhibitions and 25 solo exhibitions, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Mesa Contemporary Museum of Art, the Pensacola Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, the Delaware Contemporary, Billy Shire Fine Arts and La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles, the Harwood Museum in Taos, the Warsaw Cultural Center, the Instituto de America de Santa Fe in Granada, Spain; and the Ningbo Art Museum in China. Raised on the front range in Colorado, she lives and works in Northern Florida, where she is a Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.This is the most extensive local exhibition of Baade’s work to date. Arriving in Tallahassee in 2007, Baade has painted here in north Florida and traveled her works to be exhibited nationally and internationally in over 25 solo exhibits and 200 group shows, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Mesa Contemporary Museum of Art, the Delaware Contemporary, Billy Shire Fine Arts and La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles, the Harwood Museum in Taos, the Warsaw Cultural Center, the Instituto de America de Santa Fe in Granada, Spain; and the Ningbo Art Museum in China. On view at Tallahassee Community College October 19 – December 7, the opening is October 19th at 5 pm. Find us in the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the main campus. Open every Monday through Friday* from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Gallery is also open in the evenings and on weekends during events held in Turner Auditorium. Admission to the Fine Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Parking on the campus of Tallahassee Community College is also free.