Tragic Kingdom: The Art of Camille Rose Garcia

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    Camille Rose Garcia, Orphaned Nihilist Escape Ship, 2005. Acrylic and glitter on wood, 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles.

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    An arctic scene with dark and light green hues. A squid lays on top of an iceberg, looking in pain. A white stag deer has balck eyes. A young crowned female cries in the foreground. Birds fly holding up tear drops and droplets rain down in all colors and sizes.

    Camille Rose Garcia, Antarctic Suburban Outpost, 2006. Acrylic and glitter on wood, 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles.

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    A destructed forest, comprised of various brown and lavender hues. An octopus lays on top of an alien creature. Ducks and sheep float aimlessly. An octopus is in the background. Trees without leaves and headless creatures chase their heads.

    Camille Rose Garcia, Black Kraken Hijack, 2004. Acrylic and glitter on wood, 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles.

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    Various colored paint drops create a snowy mountain-scape. Inside a large red drop is a deer shot with an arrow while a white bird flys above it. Another deer is tied with rope and stands on its hind legs. Holding the rope is a person or spider.

    Camille Rose Garcia, Subterranean Death Clash, 2006. Acrylic and glitter on wood, 48 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles.

The San Jose Museum of Art presented the first major museum exhibition outside of Los Angeles of works by Camille Rose Garcia, surveying her work with an emphasis on her most recent creations. The exhibition showcased the artist’s paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, prints, sculpture, and site-specific installations.

YouTube Exclusive: Live From the Tragic Kingdom

 

In association with Tragic Kingdom: The Art of Camille Rose Garcia, the San Jose Museum of Art is presenting a series of videos filmed on location at her home and studio in Southern California. The videos will 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. Additional videos will be released in the weeks following the opening of the exhibition. To keep up-to-date subscribe on our YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/sanjosemuseumofart or search for "SJMA" on iTunes.

Camille Rose Garcia is represented by the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

Sponsors

James Irvine Foundation
City of San Jose