Charlie James Gallery, Jan-Feb 2016

Curated by Mary Anna Pomonis
January 9 – February 20, 2016

Artist’s Reception: January 9, 2016, 6-9pm

Show Catalog (pdf, 944.94 Kb)

Charlie James Gallery is delighted to present Rosette – a group show organized by Mary Anna Pomonis and featuring the work of Suzanne Adelman, Lili Bernard, Mattia Biagi, Annie Buckley, Kristin Calabrese, Angel Chen, Sarah Cromarty, Cherie Benner Davis, Mark Dutcher, Christine Dianne Guiyangco, Sabina Ott, Mary Anna Pomonis, Cindy Rehm, Allison Stewart and Vincent Ramos.

Sabina Ott, "Mater Rosa 1", 1991, lithograph printed by Cirrus Editions, 42.5 x 33 inchesThe rosette is a stylized form of a rose used as a decorative element of funerary architecture, instruments, jewelry and military awards. The symbol implies both beauty and sadness as roses are offered at times of love, loss and forgiveness. The rosette is an archaic icon implying the fragility and impermanence of life as well as the enduring allure of flowers and femininity. The works in the show will include photography, painting, sculpture and collage, combining to investigate flowers and their ritual function as markers of life, death and the sublime.

Mary Anna Pomonis is a Los Angeles based artist. Pomonis has shown at galleries and institutions including, the Western Carolina University Museum of Fine Arts, the Torrance Art Museum, the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, PØST, Annie Wharton Los Angeles, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Miami, Cirrus Gallery Los Angeles, Space B Gallery New York and I space gallery Chicago. Her artwork has appeared in the Huffington Post, Saatchi Online magazine, National Public Radio, Whitehot Magazine and Artweek. Additionally her curatorial projects and essays have been featured at commercial and college art galleries such as the Vincent Price Art Museum, The Whittier College Greenleaf Gallery, PØST, Peter Miller Gallery and Circus Gallery.



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