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From: Andrew Ross
To: Joe Sanders ; Sally McRorie
Cc: Carrie Ann Baade ; Holly Hanessian
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 9:35 AM
Subject: FSU representation at Ningbo Museum of Art
Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:42 AM
Dear Friends, Jan and I are ecstatic that our daughter Carrie
has been hired at Florida State Uninversity in a tenure track position
in the Art Dept. FSU has a great art dept. and quite frankly the salary
is good too. Tallahassee has affordable housing too.
One more plug: her work can be seen on her website:
Jan and Dave
From The Philadelphia Enquirer, Jan. 13, 2006.
Two painters, two stylistic paths
Their works at the Rosenfeld confront abstraction and surrealism.
By Edith Newhall
Stylewise, painters Laura Pakarow and Carrie Ann Baade are exploring vastly different territory. Pakarow is investigating a kind of all-over abstraction made up of many small marks, while Baade is creating oil paintings that affect the look of works by Netherlandish painters such as Vermeer, but depict the kinds of surreal events that characterize the paintings of Frida Kahlo.
Until recently, Pakarow was incising atmospheric backgrounds with inscrutable, Twombly-like scrawls, but she has since moved on. Now her paintings have denser, punctated surfaces that appear to be concealing vestiges of inscrutable scribbles. I would like to have seen only this latter body of work, since Pakarow seems to be moving in the direction of pure abstraction.
Baade paints beautifully - she has old master down pat - but
the ground she treads is a bit too familiar. Donald Roller Wilson, the
painter of animals posing as humans in grand apartments, comes to mind
too quickly. Baade could become a painter in the John Currin mold if
she cared to, creating caricatures of her nearest and dearest, but she
would have to move beyond humor to satire. Perhaps a more autobiographical
approach would raise these paintings above the charm level they so easily
Carrie Ann Baade
Carrie Ann Baade is adjunct art instructor at Cecil County Community College in Northeast, Md. Under the auspices of the college, she also teaches a college-level studio art course for high school students. Since 1996, her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the mid-Atlantic region and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned her master's degree in painting from the University of Delaware. Her work will be on exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Carvel State Building in Wilmington in May.
Nearly every subject in my paintings receives a new set of eyes. The new eyes may serve as a mask, thus providing the opportunity to role play, hide, or act out. Painting the haplessly layered scraps with awkwardly cut edges stimulates the curiosity of the viewer to find out the hidden truth and imagine what possibilities might lie beneath.
Continuing my pursuit of identity, the series [to be exhibited]
is predominantly self-portraits exploring the themes of the forbidden,
the disturbed, and the peculiarly heroic. The ruse devised in these
paintings is dependant upon the trompe-l'oeil craftsmanship. The raised
and/or textured surfaces seduce the eye and the hand, compelling the
viewer to question what lies beneath. Through collage, layers of meaning
are built into complex allegories or meta-narratives.