Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in SCOPE Contemporary Art Fair from March 5—8th at Lincoln Center, in New York. We will be exhibiting a series of new paintings, drawings, and soft sculpture by Camille Rose Garcia. The works will be part of a site-specific installation, including a custom wallpaper, designed by the artist, herself.
Please visit us in booth number: A-11!
Camille Rose Garcia was born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in the generic suburbs of Orange County, visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows with the other disenchanted youth of that era. Her paintings of creepy cartoon children living in wasteland fairy tales are critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias, blending nostalgic pop references with a satirical slant on modern society. Creative influences include Phillip K. Dick, William Burroughs, Henry Darger, and Walt Disney. In 2007, her work was the subject of a mid-career survey at the San Jose Museum of Art. The retrospective, entitled Tragic Kingdom: The Art of Camille Rose Garcia, was the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. She has pieces in the permanent collection there, as well as in the Los Angeles Museum of Art. The artist currently lives and works in the Pacific Northwest.