Sacramento News and Review
If scientists could record a visual representation of human
emotions, it seems plausible that they would look like Kara Maria's
paintings. The San Francisco artist's nonrepresentational geometric shapes are
exuberantly hued, well-defined and sharp-edged, and they are interrupted by
euphoric swirls or by vague, cloudy patches and an occasional flash of a representational
item, like a dog or a fly. They're layered, complicated and electric--just like
the workings of the mind. Until scientists figure out how to live stream what human emotions
look like and project them on a wall, Maria's work may be the closest thing we've got.
|Kara Maria's "Anthropocene Shuffle", acrylic on canvas,
WHERE: b. sakata garo, 923 20th St.
WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays,through February 28
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