With Gesture

and Color

January 5-28, 2024

With Gesture and Color

January 5-28, 2024

acrylic and paper collage

Exploring the power and possibility of spontaneous gesture in concert with pure color, catalyzed by chance, the body, and the imagination.

Reception Saturday Jan 6th, 4-6 pm.

29 Palms Art Gallery

74055 Cottonwood Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA

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Meeting Place

February 11, 2024

Meeting Place - C. Carraher 2022

Meeting Place
2022. Acrylic, charcoal, paper on canvas. 20 x 10 in.

Meeting Place sold the first day of my show in January. I completed it almost two years ago now, so it was one of my earlier collages, when I was still figuring out what I was doing, and what I could do.

It’s also the only collage I’ve done in this narrow vertical format. I’d been working a lot in that format in 2021 with the non-collage Bell Poems. I like that format, and I feel I will continue to use it in the future, but for some reason it hasn’t been calling me with the collages. Instead, the narrow format collage canvas, even though it may have some initial feints as a vertical composition, always seems to end up tipping horizontal, such as with Biblical Jazz and a couple others I haven’t posted yet.

Meeting Place proved to be popular, and I suppose my surprise at that reveals…

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