Los Angeles, Calif. – Carol Sears will be premiering a long-awaited exhibit of her new body of work this Saturday, January 14 at Launch LA. The series of all new works, entitled Jigsaw, takes a dynamic and bold turn that breaks away from yet works with Sears’ abstract compositional aesthetic established in Linescapes. Jigsaw will have an opening reception Saturday, January 14 from 7-10pm at Launch LA. It will remain on view through February 25. I warmly invite you to attend, but any coverage of the show leading up to the opening and during its run is welcome as well. Carol is available for interview.
Nine new pieces utilize bold jewel tones amongst interlocking abstracted forms set against soft gray backgrounds, giving us a complex focal point for us to untangle and see into while giving us space to breathe and immerse ourselves in the juicy color palette. Each painting emanates a soft nostalgia for midcentury California in their palettes and forms, but reference Sears’ Australian heritage and interest that draws from Aboriginal art and language. The seamless blend of her influences has created a new vein for her work that retains a memory for her previous figurative pieces and abstracted landscapes while standing in their own right as something more.