Georgia Carbone is an interdisciplinary artist who investigates the topography of energetic experience through mark-making, sound, installation, and choreography. She is known for meditative oil paintings and drawings which utilize the triangle as an essential symbolic form, site-specific viola improvisations that amplify the resonant felt qualities of selected natural settings, and multi-media performances that shift the atmospheres of interior spaces. Carbone draws from science, philosophy, art history, religious studies, and personal experimentation as resources. She has performed at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Krowswork Gallery in Oakland,and has taken part in exhibitions nationally and in Europe. Carbone received her BA from Hunter College in 2001 and her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2010.
For this show Georgia Carbone has created two complimentary sets of images in response to the intense emotional and psychological climate of social and cultural upheaval in America. Using bright concentrated pigments and simple geometric forms Carbone’s healing images are drawings designed to address ailments that the individual experiences in such an environment: self doubt, negative thinking, the desire to love and be loved. The second series are oil paintings that philosophically envision the metaphysical dynamics of some of the conflicts Americans are facing: darkness and light, the revolution of the feminine, and the path towards safety. Informed by the traditions of tantra painting, spiritualist painting, and abstract expressionism, Carbone’s images offer timely insight and make a radical break away from the notion that fine art can’t have a function.