PRISM is pleased to present Inside Bleak, a new solo exhibition of San Francisco-based artist Clare Rojas that opens Saturday, February 26, 2011. Transforming the PRISM space, the exhibition features what Rojas calls domestic abstract interiors, the newest installment of her ongoing investigation of domesticity through a wide range of media, including painting, installation, and video. Her works – which share the guileless, homespun aesthetic that reveals Rojas’ origins in print-making, folklore – are nested within a larger site-specific installation that also serves as the stage for a set of videos and a performance by Peggy Honeywell.
Since 2000, Rojas has since participated in over 40 international exhibitions and several film festivals. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Rojas earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and her Master’s degree from the Art Institute of Chicago before landing finally in San Francisco. Rojas has received numerous accolades for her work, including the prestigious Tournasol Award and grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has had solo exhibitions at Deitch Projects in New York City, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain, Museum Het Doemien in the Netherlands and various international group exhibitions. In 2010 an exhibition of her work titled We They, We They traveled from the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, UK to the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco. Inside Bleak is her first solo exhibition at PRISM.
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