Reviews for Kara Maria: Post-Nature

“Kara Maria @ Catharine Clark”

by David M. Roth, February 16, 2018, on

“No one smashes art-historical silos like Kara Maria. Her gonzo-poetic abstract landscapes – pastiches of gestural abstraction, Pop Art, action-comic iconography and natural history rendered in retina-tingling colors – are meticulously crafted exercises in well-ordered chaos…”

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“Impact of Jim Hodges, Kara Maria gallery shows impossible to reproduce”

by Charles Desmarais, March 1, 2018, in the San Francisco Chronicle

“…The visual metaphor of feral versus restrained is suited to the subject of her exhibition. That theme dawns upon us as we pick through the abstract tangle to discover minutely detailed portraits of animal representatives of endangered species…”

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“Charles Desmarais’ Art Picks”

by Charles Desmarais, March 9, 2018, in the San Francisco Chronicle

” An artist so skilled she appears unwilling to decide where to concentrate her energy…”

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“Best of 2018”

by David M. Roth, December 22, 2018, on

“These action-filled Pop Surrealist-leaning paintings explode like fireworks. Loud, garish and hyperbolic in the extreme, they show endangered creatures perched or roaming unmolested amidst scenes of catastrophic disarray, lost in a cacophonous universe in which everything we take for granted has become dangerously unmoored…”

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(image: front page of Datebook section of San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, March 4, 2018, showing reproduction of Mayday, 2017, 40 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas)