Cara Tomlinson: One Becomes Another | Artist Talk with Shana Nys Dambrot
2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
Saturday, July 13 at 3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Ends Aug 3, 2024
Nüart Gallery is pleased to announce One Becomes Another, a solo exhibition by Oregon-based artist Cara Tomlinson, on view from July 13 through August 3, 2024. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 13, from 4 - 6 PM, preceded by an artist talk led by critic Shana Nys Dambrot from 3 - 4 PM. Cara Tomlinson’s work investigates the interactions between human and non-human bodies within ecological systems. Her abstract paintings, drawings, and sculptures reflect on processes of transformation, examining the fluid boundaries between states of being. Tomlinson’s approach, characterized by a lack of preliminary sketches and a reliance on a developed visual language from daily drawing, emphasizes the material properties of paint and its capacity to embody change. One Becomes Another explores the concept of liminality, where the inanimate becomes animate and vice versa. Through her work, Tomlinson addresses questions of identity, boundaries, and the interconnectedness of life forms. Her paintings act as static representations of dynamic processes, capturing moments of transition and the inherent instability of existence. Tomlinson’s contributions to contemporary art have been widely recognized, supported by numerous grants, residencies, and exhibitions at notable galleries around the country, affirming her position as a significant figure in the field of abstract art. Amongst these are the Ucross Foundation, Millay Colony for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Willapa Bay Artist Residency, Ford Family Foundation Grant, and an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. She is currently an Associate Professor of Painting at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Nüart Gallery, located at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM. For further information, high-resolution images, or to schedule an interview with Cara Tomlinson, please contact Tara at 424.900.3888 or email
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