We are digging this article about Karen Starosta-Gilinski on ArtisAbout. Definitely worth the read. Not only is Karen exhibiting NEW works with us this June during our “Salon de Notre Société” exhibition but she is working on two other amazing projects, one a solo called Cloud 9 at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Here is a taste of the article . . .
Tell me about this piñata that you have hung up on the wall.
I think it’s an amazing piece. It’s called “I’m a blind piñata…” and it was a surprise for me. It is more exciting when something happens without intention where I would think, “Well I’m going to do this piece and it’s going to look like this.” With this sculpture it just came out perfect with the bag. Well let me say it was an object I found in a parking garage, I guess from some one’s birthday. At the time there was the intention of doing something with it more involving and so I covered it with this black garbage bag and stood back… deciding that it was finished. It came from a video collaboration with another artist where we covered our faces and so it seemed to translate to this piñata perfectly. It does carry this macabre thing to it where it moves away from being a toy. I do enjoy pieces that surprise me in the end and this has been my approach with the current body of work; to be more unplanned and not care as much.
Read the full Article here.