Clare E. Rojas, ‘Untitled’, 2019, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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Clare E. Rojas

Untitled, 2019

Gouache, latex on paper
8 1/2 × 11 × 1 in
21.6 × 27.9 × 2.5 cm
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Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction

Clare Rojas (Headlands Tournesol Awardee ‘03–‘04 and Affiliate Artist ’15–’16) earned her BFA from …

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Clare E. Rojas
American, b. 1976
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Referencing West Coast modernism, Quaker art, Native American textiles, Byzantine mosaics, and Outsider art, Clare Rojas tells stories through painting, installations, and video. Often her narratives concern relationships between the sexes and among humans and animals, in their struggle to find harmony and balance. Many works quietly celebrate the traditional strengths of women, depicting them like Russian nesting dolls in conventional roles without critical undertones or hints of sexual exploitation. Quilt-like patterns in vivid colors accentuate the folk art-inspired scenes present in some works, while simple geometric forms and stark interiors evoke Bauhaus design in others. Recently, Rojas has focused her attention on the abstract shapes formed by architecture and shadow that dominate interior spaces, producing colorful, precise, abstract compositions on stretched linen.

Clare E. Rojas, ‘Untitled’, 2019, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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Clare Rojas (Headlands Tournesol Awardee ‘03–‘04 and Affiliate Artist ’15–’16) earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship, and an Artadia …

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Clare E. Rojas
American, b. 1976
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Referencing West Coast modernism, Quaker art, Native American textiles, Byzantine mosaics, and Outsider art, Clare Rojas tells stories through painting, installations, and video. Often her narratives concern relationships between the sexes and among humans and animals, in their struggle to find harmony and balance. Many works quietly celebrate the traditional strengths of women, depicting them like Russian nesting dolls in conventional roles without critical undertones or hints of sexual exploitation. Quilt-like patterns in vivid colors accentuate the folk art-inspired scenes present in some works, while simple geometric forms and stark interiors evoke Bauhaus design in others. Recently, Rojas has focused her attention on the abstract shapes formed by architecture and shadow that dominate interior spaces, producing colorful, precise, abstract compositions on stretched linen.

Clare E. Rojas

Untitled, 2019

Gouache, latex on paper
8 1/2 × 11 × 1 in
21.6 × 27.9 × 2.5 cm
.
Bidding closed
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