2 weeks ago
I am so happy to have my vengeful sea goddess, "She of the Sea" showing showing in La Matadora Gallery! the last chance to see this exhibition is this weekend...!...
I painted most of this one in 2010 - 2011 during the rocking and rolling aftershocks of the Christchurch earthquakes.
My studio which was upstairs, was shaken all over the place so I carried on downstairs, all we 3 Crooks slept together on mattresses on the floor, read aloud from Anne of Green Gables and kept ourselves as close as we could. Somehow painting this figure kept my spirits up. I did more work on this one after arriving in the desert...here she is on the wall of the gallery, nestled between the gorgeous paintings of Dianne Bennett and Amritakripa!! thank you Wendy Gadzuk and Colleena Sabatino!!! ... See MoreSee Less
What an incredible background story to your painting. "She of the Sea" has mesmerized me!
Thank you for giving her this loving harbour for this gorgeous exhibition ❤️
i sat with that one a long time, went down into the vortex she is pointing into - wondered at the stigmata birthing fish in her palms - yer a cooky guitar player ;-)
Maryrose Crook shared La Luz De Jesus Gallery's album.
2 months ago
Sequin Suns in the Garden of Darkness, my current exhibition is on at La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, until December 2nd.La Luz de Jesus Gallery is pleased to present Sequin Suns in the Garden of Darkness, Maryrose Crook’s second solo painting exhibition on view from November 2 – November 25, 2018 with an opening reception on Friday November 2, from 8-11p.
Sequin Suns in the Garden of Darkness is a continuation of Crook’s investigation of a universal consciousness through her complex and hallucinatory dreamscapes. Influenced by encounters from her native land Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Joshua Tree, California, Crook observes these scapes as portals for creatures who seem to inhabit the world with a heightened sense of instinctual intelligence and purpose.
“I do have a sense of the visible world being a very tiny reflection of the true nature of existence and I feel that by painting these unreal worlds, in a kind of trance state, that I edge slightly closer to whatever that mystery is.”
Crook naturally gravitates toward the adorned styles of the Baroque and Rococo in order to reveal the collective ego that blankets the way in which the world is perceived. The extreme decorative style of her compositions also echoes the depravity of nature from human consumption.
Crook has shown widely in New Zealand, as well as the United States, Berlin and China. Crook’s work is held in public and private collections in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Germany.
More information and images coming soon.
Contact Gallery Director Matthew Gardocki for purchase info or to be placed on preview list:
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Love them all, and the Reliquary of the Bees 💛 🐝 🖤
Stunning and haunting. Each one more beautiful and thought provoking than the last. Congratulations.
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Maryrose Crook updated their profile picture.
5 months ago
"Reliquary of the Bee" showing in the Desert Icons exhibition in Yucca Valley. ... See MoreSee Less
Maryrose Crook recommends The Hive Gallery and Studios.
6 months ago
I'm excited to be showing this new painting at The Hive Gallery and Studios in Los Angeles, opening this Saturday night 8pm. The theme is "Sexy Beast"...!
This painting began as an abstract automatic painting which I subsequently added some beading to, but the final owl addition was inspired by a family of four great horned owls living across the road from us in a pinon pine recently...I was out there at dusk and dawn photographing them and generally observing them. They're such incredible creatures...so majestic and a little scary when they look down the lens straight at you...! When they took off I found the paraphernalia of their soft wings so complex mesmerizing that I wanted to paint them. This is my first owl painting but I know I'm going to do more.
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"Sequin Heart in the Darkness of the Blood"
I am captivated by your painting Maryrose...I can't stop staring either!
I loved hearing about the family of owls and your night vigil, watching them wake up. They are indeed, so majestic.
Wow this is an awesome painting Maryrose & so bright & warming. Absolutely love it :)
Wow so very very beautiful xxx can’t stop staring xxx
It looks amazing MR and I’m sure spectacular in real life xx
Love the owl...beautiful!
You are immensely talented! This is so beautiful
I can't wait to see this!
OMG its stunning, MR. so gossamer and twinkling.
That is stunning Maryrose! So much visual impact!
soo cool Maryrose, the detail is exquisite
You continue to overwhelm us MR xx
What great talent. All the best.
Dreamy! Love it, mmm the colours x
That owl is amazing!
Just WOW maryrose!! This is exquisite xxxx
Sexy indeed! That's sublime xxx
The owl feathers; wow!
It's stunning. I just love it
Wow .. stunning
9 months ago
I have a beautiful new website designed for me by my friend Anthony Wyld, of Wide Open Media (bit.ly/2HmT7Xv) ....Come and visit me!
it's worth experiencing on both your phone and computer as the two views are both cool in their own ways....
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Anthony's website building company can be found on http://wideopenmedia.com.au/
thank you everyone! <3
Wow that's fantastic so many paintings I haven't seen, incredible work Maryrose blown away
Wonderful to see your stunning work showcased so beautifully Maryrose! <3
Excellent website Maryrose.
You are an amazing woman and artist!!!!
It’s beautiful Maryrose and lovely photos of Rosa as well.
Gorgeous 😀👍❤️ xxx
Fantastic work love it
It’s fabulous Maryrose!
10 months ago
This is the second of the two small paintings I have showing at the La Luz de Jesus exhibition in LA, Laluzapalooza. I was thinking about how both bats and bees are a bit like the canaries in our mine, both very sensitive organisms that are crucial to life on the planet in their own unique ways. These reliquaries are thoughts about the inconceivability of a world without these creatures.
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Your art is amazing Maryrose! Frogs and other amphibians, as well as other birds are also proverbial 'canaries in the coal mine' of the earth.
I sometimes think of artists as the Canaries of society.
So that's the bat! Absolutely gorgeous!!
Your usual stunning standard Maryrose. X