Artists Space

Champs Elysées

March 9 – April 23, 2005

Project Space

For her paintings, Sari Carel pilfers the visual stockpiles of clichés and cornerstones, mixing and matching images as diverse as cartoon characters, art historical sources, vintage pet-lover magazines, Finnish marriage chests, and irritating patterns and backgrounds. Thriving on their capacity to confound, Carel’s works blur the boundaries between figure and ground, the canonical and the vernacular, as well as the immediately familiar and the unattainably strange.