Cara Bonewitz Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Cara Bonewitz
Live in: Ojai, CA, United States
Artworks for sale: 24.00
Cara Bonewitz Artist Bio:
I paint images of familiar yet equivocal everyday spaces as a means of exploring the authority of presentation, perception, and identity. At times these images are restrained monochromatic paintings. At other times the spaces distilled from daily observation are wrapped in colors and patterns appropriated from the repeated imagery of my surroundings. My installation pieces, inspired by architectural framing devices in the physical world, emerge from an intuitive response to my environment and expand my investigation of context. I question conventional ways of seeing and examine how individuals contort themselves to fit into the social and cultural expectations of society. My recent studio practice has developed in response to my moving among different environments, such as France, Key West, London, and California. As I paint patterns in response to the the natural forms and consumer-targeted sources such as fashion textiles and packaging materials found in these settings, I connect with Ellsworth Kelly’s focused investigation of perception. The ability to find compositions within one’s surroundings and reconstruct them as new experiences resonates with my process. My paintings, watercolors, and installations demonstrate an exploration of the manner in which frames and layered colors and patterns transform images.