Opening: October 19, 2022, 6:30 pm
Images (Clockwise from top left): Clouded, Silverpoint with graphite, acrylic and programmed internal light, 2016; Galaxias Kyklos, 1 of 7, Set of 7 framed copperplate etchings (originally housed in laser etched Plexiglas box), 2019; Galaxias Kyklos, 2 of 7, Set of 7 framed copperplate etchings (originally housed in laser etched Plexiglas box), 2019; Tubes of Erotic Concentration, Silverpoint with graphite, acrylic and programmed internal light, 2014.
Carol Prusa’s symbolically charged work responds to liminal locations, using graphite pours and geometry in a dance between the known and unknown to express the chaotic interactions central to the formation of our world; destructive and generative. Unknowing (between day and night) articulates emergent forms, offering insight into the mystery of our existence while embracing the magnitude of the universe with the lawlessness of imagination to distill the sacred.
Represented by galleries in the US as well as Taipei, Shanghai, London and Geneva, Carol Prusa exhibits widely in museums and curated exhibitions. Her work has been supported by fellowships including the Howard Foundation and South Florida Cultural Consortium. Museum collections include the Perez Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, Hunter Museum of American Art, Telfair Art Museum and Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Nominated for the 2015 American Academy of Arts Invitational, she received a purchase award placing her work into the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC. Prusa is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (Miami) in Florida.