Camille Rose Garcia, Tragic Kingdom

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Black Dawn Rising by Camille Rose Garcia
Camille Rose Garcia has a new show at the San Jose Museum of Art.

The San Jose Museum of Art presents the first major museum exhibition outside of Los Angeles of Camille Rose Garcia, an artist emerging from the Los Angeles underground scene, whose narrative-based works express an acute political consciousness. The artist’s seemingly light-hearted paintings and drawings of charming cartoon-like characters actually depict dark tales of violence, corruption and greed, and seek to comment on the turmoil of contemporary society. Her first museum solo exhibition surveys her work with an emphasis on her most recent creations, showcasing paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, prints, sculpture, and site-specific installations.

More info, including images, here.

She also has a new book out, Tragic Kingdom: The Magical Art of Camille Rose Garcia, published by Last Gasp.

And she’s released a new print – Black Dawn Rising – shown above.

And San Jose Musem of Art has produced a series of videos filmed on location at her home and studio in Southern California. They include a personal tour of each series of artworks in the exhibition, as well as, video of Camille Rose Garcia painting, discussing the making of her book, and preparing for her exhibition.

San Jose Musem of Art
110 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
May 12, 2007 – September 23, 2007

There’s another interview with her here

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