Living Past Your Dreams

When U Live Past Your Dreams

December 4, 2014 – January 22, 2015

The Eastern Star Gallery is proud to present Living Past Your Dreamsa showcase of original work by Los Angeles-based visual artist Kristin Calabrese.

Rachel Karasik, Archer student in the gallery class curating the exhibit, states: “My class and I really enjoy Kristin’s artwork. It describes one’s internal feelings. I believe our community will benefit from her insight.”

“When U live past your dreams”, is there any reason to go on? That is the sentiment of the monoprint that is the title of the exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Kristin Calabrese.

Also included are some trompe l’oil paintings of bubble letters comprising sentences that appear to be magically hovering over painting supports and other monoprints, which are usually a combination of words and images, similar to Calabrese’s sketch books. The text in the prints and paintings are real feelings, derived from actual situations in Calabrese’s life – oftentimes the kind of things that would be better left unsaid, but are nonetheless true.

Born in San Francisco in 1968, Kristin Calabrese is a Los Angeles-based painter who received her MFA from UCLA in 1998. Calabrese has exhibited with Gagosian, Leo Koenig, Saatchi Gallery, Susanne Vielmetter, amongst others, and is represented by Brennan & Griffin in New York. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum, WA, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, and the San Francisco Art Institute, CA. and is included in such prestigious collections as the Neuberger Berman, Saatchi, and the Armand Hammer Museum.