Chaos / Control

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Chaos / Control | Carrie Sieh
Presented in partnership with O Cinema

ON VIEW February 12 – April 5, 2015
RECEPTION Thursday, February 19, 2015 | 6-9 PM

In this body of work, Sieh utilizes visual pattern as a means of thinking about memory, psychological inheritance and unconscious behavioral patterns. The embroidered spaces within each image represent the enactment and repetition—in intimate settings and relationships—of behaviors and patterns that are familial in origin. The patterns used are traditional ones—many of which have been in use since the mid-16th century.  As such, Sieh thinks of them as suggestive of family heirlooms, passed down through generations and heavy with an emotional momentum that can be difficult to disavow.

Carrie Sieh | Los Angeles, 1978  | Lives and works in Miami

Carrie Sieh is a mixed media artist whose mediums include painting, textiles, photography, and repurposed materials. Her practice focuses primarily on the roles of technology, psychology, and political economy in human behavior. Sieh’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and collected internationally. She has exhibited at Miami International Airport, the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, the Coral Gables Museum, MDC Museum of Art & Design, Charles Deering Estate, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood and David Castillo Gallery. Collections include Bernice Steinbaum (Miami), Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody (NYC), James Hotel (Miami Beach), Leland Tea Company (San Francisco), Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz (Fort Lauderdale) and private collections throughout the United States, Singapore and Uruguay. Sieh received a BA in Art, with a double focus on painting and photography, from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her subsequent Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, from San Jose State University in California, informs the technological themes often present in her work.

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