Carrie Ann Baade-Sawing a Woman in Half

Exhibition: September 10- October 1, 2022

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is pleased to present Sawing a Woman in Half, a solo exhibition featuring work by Carrie Ann Baade from September 10-October 1, 2022.

EXPOSED! The magic trick of sawing a woman in half is one of spectacle and dismemberment and perhaps even sadism. How is it done? The woman is a contortionist crammed into little boxes in this magic trick. There is the appearance or show of dismemberment, which involves the journey of parts to discover the whole. The illusion of dismemberment is a magic trick that requires the woman to cram herself into a little box. All the hard work goes on inside the box.

2021 is the 100th anniversary of this spectacle. How far have women come? How much control over their bodies and how others want to see them carved up.

Female equality has been described as the longest revolution. Sometimes given away and sometimes taken away, we are marginalized and often by ourselves. How can we call all our power back to ourselves to make ourselves whole?

All the ways I have been wounded or under the knife of examination have caused the need to heal: lessons, the reconciling of truths. The archetypical teachers lead us into self-knowledge and revelation.

Carrie Ann Baade (b. 1974, Louisiana) received her MFA from the University of Delaware in 2003 and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997, during which she studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy in 1995-96. Over the past 20 years, she has shown in over 200 exhibitions and 20 solo exhibitions. Her work has been included in exhibits at the the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Mesa Contemporary Museum of Art, the Pensacola Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, the Delaware Contemporary, the Harwood Museum in Taos, the Warsaw Cultural Center, the Instituto de America de Santa Fe in Granada, Spain; and the Ningbo Art Museum in China. Raised on the front range in Colorado, she lives and works in Northern Florida, where she is a Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.

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