December 2, 2022


Adorn your Feelings

Juxtapoz Magazine – Camille Rose Garcia “Nereids of Mare Medusae” @ Roq La Rue, Seattle

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Roq la Rue is happy to welcome back one particular of the biggest artists in the Pop Surrealism movement, Camille Rose Garcia, for a solo show this July. Her get the job done is recognized for it is enchanting “creepy amazing” classic cartoon like graphic design blended with really serious commentary about sociopolitical themes, mainly the ecosystem and its destruction at mankind’s palms. For this exhibit, on the other hand, Garcia delves into a fantastical other-earth guarded and guided by attractive nymph-like creatures and animals who live in otherworldly seas, as a means of keeping on to surprise compared to despair. The palette of this show deviates from the former day-glo spectrum she was exploring most just lately, to feature washy pastels, like the within of a shell or the shifting translucent hues of abalone. Coral, drinking water serpents, and jellyfish populate dream-like lunar oceans, which are the area of the Nereids, benevolent drinking water spirits.

“I imagine the human events of the previous couple of decades has still left me stargazing and ocean wandering as a survival method. I can’t only make art about a dying globe, about a dying tradition, when there is however so much secret and awe inspiring natural beauty to knowledge all around us. My enchantment with ocean and star themes is significantly affected by my atmosphere. I stay 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean in California, and all through the Pandemic I would acquire weekly ocean hikes with my mother, who life in a residence overlooking the ocean that my grandfather developed.  It turned a resource of excellent comfort and solace  to be at the ocean buying up shells and unusual items of driftwood, and I puzzled about its electric power to enchant and relaxed human beings through complicated periods.

For my solo demonstrate, “Nereids of Mare Medusae”, I was wondering of the ocean and of the stars, and then, of study course, about oceans on other stars. I started out to picture the oceans on other planets, as I remembered that Europa and Enceladus, (moons of Saturn and Jupiter) both equally have oceans within the moon, surrounded by a thick crust of ice. I looked to see if these oceans experienced names, but I couldn’t find any. I made the decision to title the ocean inside Enceladus, a single of Saturns’ moons. I named it Mare Medusae, not after Medusa, but immediately after the beautiful jellyfish drawings of Ernst Haeckel, who named the most attractive jellyfish he encountered just after his lifeless wife Anna. The Nereids are Greek ocean spirits, but compared with the Sirens, they are benevolent in mother nature. The Nereids aren’t just pretty to look at although, they are hectic accomplishing things in that ocean inside of that moon orbiting Saturn. Probably they construct magical instruments and natural machines created of shells and serpents, producing a psychedelic universe with benevolent audio vibrations.” – Camille Rose Garcia


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