Caroline Santa (MFA '07) in Solo Exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Opening May 6th, 6pm

Caroline Santa (MFA '07) will have recent work featured in a solo exhibition, titled "Coda", at Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Mining old drawings, discarded scraps of paper, and other found items, Santa's newest mixed media works are improvisatory, intuitive, and guided by serendipity. "Coda" is the inaugural exhibition in Tiger Strikes Asteroid's new space on the 2nd floor.

Santa's previously unresolved drawings are remembered, reexamined, and reshaped to become a fresh inventory of color, marks, and surfaces. Enforced by other found items, this collection of materials is recognized for an undeveloped portential and an appreciation of its own characteristics. Her thoughtfulness in observations and the inspiration she finds in overlooked fragments and secondary forms reveals a compelling process. The negative spaces of Santa's drawings become the subject, cut out and reinforced by the application of arbitrary shapes in gouaches, ink washes, spray paint and graphite. Santa holds a BFA from the University of Delaware and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Recently her work has been shown at Projects Gallery, UnSmoke Space, and Gross McCleaf Gallery. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Charles Addams Prize, and was an Artist-in-Residence in Pereira, Colombia. Her work has been exhibited at The Delaware Center of Contemporary Art, FLUXspace, The Jenny Jaskey Gallery, The University of the Arts, the galleries of The University of Pennsylvania, and The Lucy Tejada Cultural Center in Pereira, Colombia. Santa lives and works in Philadelphia.

To view more works by Santa, visit http://carolinesanta.com/news.html

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6th 6:00pm-10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday May 6th - Sunday May 29th

Tiger Strikes Asteroid
319A North 11th Street
2nd Floor (Our New Location!)
Philadelphia PA 19107

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