Visual Improv

A collection of new works from Carol Browning, Deborah Jang and Karen Roehl 

Visual Improv
Ice Cube Gallery, Denver CO
September 13-October 6, 2012

Artists of Visual Improv -- Jang, Browning, Roehl
Detail from "Down the Rabbit Hole" with artists Jang, Browning, and Roehl

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"Line Forms Here" (collaboration of Carol Browning, Deborah Jang, and Karen Roehl)
 
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"Down the Rabbit Hole" (collaboration of Deborah Jang and  Carol Browning), "Yes We Can" + paintings by Carol Browning
 
 
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"Fringe Element" (front), "Pina Tostada" + paintings of Carol Browning 
 
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"Festivus pole (for the rest of us)," "Stanley's Cup" + paintings of Karen Roehl
 
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"Yes We Can" (back), "Piña Tostada" + paintings of Carol Browning
 
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Untitled by Karen Roehl
 
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Untitled by Carol Browning
 
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Untitled by Carol Browning

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"Out there" + paintings of Karen Roehl (fore) and Carol Browning (back)

 
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"Enough" + painting of Carol Browning
 
 
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"Trickle Down" + paintings of Karen Roehl
 
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Saturday afternoon at Ice Cube Gallery
 

about my work for Visual Improv

These are stacks of “stuff,” sentinels of passing fancies, towers of collective renewal, spires of bric brac trending upward. Once scattered discards, they take a respectful stance on the floor of Ice Cube Gallery surrounded by the grace and grit reflected in the paintings of co-exhibitors, Carol Browning and Karen Roehl.   --Deborah Jang

 

 about the "lost earring sisterhood"

I invited friends to share their orphaned earrings to become part of several of the sculptures. This appeal was natural to the general spirit of my work, i.e., bringing new life to that which has endured beyond its original purpose (in this case, beyond its original mate) and incorporating objects each with their own histories and mysteries. It was a genuine treat to receive packages from friends far and near, and to carry their generous offerings into "Visual Improv." Pictured below are some of the contributors who are local and have been able to visit the show. Many thanks to dear friends who are participating across the miles and years: Catherine Haskins, Genny Lim, Jenni Gomez, Peggy Lore, Sandra Schaffer, Kathy Knaus, Theresa Anderson, Maurene Flory, Connie Snyder, Marilyn Stranske, Lindy Lyman, Marianne Dolan, Linda Evenoff, Patricia Aaron, Michelle Soule', Carol Browning, Barb Hirokawa Gal, and Sanneke Jang

Photo of Barbara
Barb and Stanley's Cup

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Michelle and Catherine (two on right); Also pictured Jessica (in the back) and Leslie
 
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Pat and Marilyn
 
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Lindy, Susan, and Maureen
 
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Sandra and Carol (Carol Browning, that is, co-exhibitor and painter extraordinaire)