carol es
Since 2004
Works in Los Angeles, California United States of America

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BIO
Carol Es is a self-taught Los Angeles artist born in 1968. Her artistic nature was formed early, drawing cartoons beneath tables in bowling alleys. She attended school infrequently, instead working as a pattern cutter in the apparel industry with her family. Her work is fueled by childhood trauma, family dysfunction, memory, and Jewish heritage. Personal experiences are laid bare and forged directly into the work through an amalgamation of oil paint, paper garment patterns, sewing pins, pencil, thread, text and prose. A dark, yet childlike humor interweaves throughout her paintings, drawings, installations, and books making these narratives dearly accessible.

Carol’s works are featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Getty Museum, Brooklyn Museum, UCLA Special Collections, the Jaffe Collection, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and Zimmer Children's Museum. She is also a two-time recipient of the ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation and was recently awarded the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Fellowship.

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Carol Es at George Billis Gallery LA


Dates:
Wed Sep 21, 2005 00:00 - Wed Sep 21, 2005

September 6 - October 15, 2005

George Billis Gallery, L.A. is showcasing mixed media paintings by Carol Es, and also a thirty-six page handmade catalog in an edition of fifty. The title, 1-SELF, suggests dual meaning of both intimate self-expression and the artist’s pattern making background in the garment industry, as patterns were often marked "1-self" for manufacturing.

Carol is a native Los Angelina and self-taught painter whose work has shown locally for several years. Her work intimately explores the tribulations of childhood trauma using pigment, manila paper and sewing pins to overcome them. Her witty psychological portraits mark her past, while serving as a release. Carol is also a recent recipient of The Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant from the Durfee Foundation.

The original book edition includes a die-cut letterpressed cover, an original watercolor drawing, 14 color images, block print insert, letter pressed quotes, and a hand-cut collar pattern, with essays by Los Angeles art critics Shana Nys Dambrot and Kristina Newhouse. These hand-stitched books are 8.5 x 8 inches, come in a box with a block print label.

The George Billis Gallery opened in the heart of the Chelsea Art District in Manhattan eight years ago and has now expanded to the West Coast with George Billis LA. The Los Angeles gallery showcases painting, photography and works on paper by regional, as well as national artists.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

George Billis Gallery
2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca.
Contact: Sugar Elisa Brown, Director
(310) 838-3685


EVENT

Distance ÷ 3


Dates:
Sat Jul 03, 2004 00:00 - Mon Jun 07, 2004

I-5 Gallery at the Brewery Presents:

Distance ÷ 3

Carol Es
Elizabeth Hoffman
Midge Lynn

July 3 - July 25, 2004,

I-5 Gallery at The Brewery
2100 North Main Street #A9
Los Angeles, Ca. 90031
(323) 342-0717

OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2004, 6:00-9:00 PM
Closing Party/Anniversary Benefit for Gallery 825: Thursday, July 22, 6:00-8:00 PM

This exhibit operates on both personal and universal levels, addressing issues of intimacy, commitment and the individual strength that results from collective experience. Distance ÷ 3 evokes a layering of the sweet memories and the sense of loss and sadness that occur when friends are separated. Artists, Carol Es, Elizabeth Hoffman, and Midge Lynn, have shared a close bond for many years, supporting each other as fellow artists and friends. Last year Elizabeth Hoffman moved to Pennsylvania, leaving the trio to struggle to sustain the closeness they previously shared. The process of producing this exhibit, which includes both collaborative and singular work, has been an inspiring experience for these three, embracing the sharing of ideas via email, conference calls and shared materials mailed over 3000 miles.


EVENT

Distance ÷ 3


Dates:
Sun Jun 06, 2004 00:00 - Mon Jun 07, 2004

I-5 Gallery at the Brewery Presents:

Distance ÷ 3

Carol Es
Elizabeth Hoffman
Midge Lynn

July 3 - July 25, 2004,

I-5 Gallery at The Brewery
2100 North Main Street #A9
Los Angeles, Ca. 90031
(323) 342-0717

OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2004, 6:00-9:00 PM
Closing Party/Anniversary Benefit for Gallery 825: Thursday, July 22, 6:00-8:00 PM

This exhibit operates on both personal and universal levels, addressing issues of intimacy, commitment and the individual strength that results from collective experience. Distance ÷ 3 evokes a layering of the sweet memories and the sense of loss and sadness that occur when friends are separated. Artists, Carol Es, Elizabeth Hoffman, and Midge Lynn, have shared a close bond for many years, supporting each other as fellow artists and friends. Last year Elizabeth Hoffman moved to Pennsylvania, leaving the trio to struggle to sustain the closeness they previously shared. The process of producing this exhibit, which includes both collaborative and singular work, has been an inspiring experience for these three, embracing the sharing of ideas via email, conference calls and shared materials mailed over 3000 miles.