Image rights: Courtesy of the Artist and Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles Photograph by Karl Puchlik © Camille Rose Garcia
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (May 22-December 31, 2016), Akron Art Museum Akron Art Museum (February 10 - May 7, 2017), Crocker Art Museum (June 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017).
About Camille Rose Garcia
Drawing from an eclectic range of influences—including science fiction author Philip K. Dick, Beat writer William S. Burroughs, Walt Disney, outsider artist Henry Darger, and politically aware bands like The Clash and the Dead Kennedys—Camille Rose Garcia makes visually engaging work with political messages. In her psychedelic, eye-popping paintings, detailed drawings, toys, and books she combines recognizable cartoon images and pop cultural references. She strives for both visual pleasure and trenchant social criticism in her work. As she explains, “I think I have always approached art making in the same way as a lot of my favorite bands. Bands like The Clash and the Dead Kennedys make this really rad music, that in some cases sounds really fun, but still has a social commentary.”
American, b. 1970, Los Angeles, California, based in Los Angeles, California