In Metamorphosis, Claire Boren presents recent large, abstract mixed media works. The inspiration for Boren’s works often stem from her personal history; they represent her feelings and mindset as she processes each experience. In the past her artwork has served her in times stress or sadness. Entering the studio, Boren would pour everything into process, lashing at the paper, each stroke relieving unease and anger. This approach helped the artist through many challenging times. Her most recent pieces featured in Metamorphosis were created as she prepared for a move. Boren states, “In contrast to much of my earlier work, these paintings express the urgency and anxiety associated with such decisions, offset by the immediacy of our present time. These works embody my current frame of mind—a transition from one phase to the next.
In her first exhibition with Carter Burden Gallery, Pauline Chernichaw, presents paintings from her series Cocoon in the exhibition Metamorphosis. Influenced and inspired by her family background, Chernichaw’s powerfully abstract work portrays her imaginings of being guardedly sheltered within a cocoonlike environment. Her artwork embraces a display of limited color, organically rooted and intuitively altered forms. The paintings are symbolic of people’s need for self-protection, security, comfort and safe refuge from the outside world.
Carlos N. Molina, a paper sculptor and a digital artist, exhibits tridimentional objects of ephemeral nature created using paper in his first exhibition with Carter Burden Gallery, Metamorphosis. The accessibility and malleability of the medium allows him the opportunity to play with the material. This playing with possibilities lets hidden forms reveal themselves and transforms lines and shapes into whimsical figurative and abstract objects. Molina states, “The idea of having a flat surface like a sheet of paper transform into a piece with volume is very inspiring to me, especially creating organic, soft forms, and freestyle abstracts.”