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1 month ago

Maryrose Crook

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:
info@laluzdejesus.com (323)666-7667
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Love them all, and the Reliquary of the Bees 💛 🐝 🖤

Beautiful!!! ❤

Stunning and haunting. Each one more beautiful and thought provoking than the last. Congratulations.

4 months ago

Maryrose Crook

detail from "Bardo of the Nectar Lovers" currently showing in the Desert Icons Exhibition at the @High HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER art gallery in Yucca Valley. ... See MoreSee Less

detail from Bardo of the Nectar Lovers currently showing in the Desert Icons Exhibition at the @High HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER art gallery in Yucca Valley.

 

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This is a piece that deserves a very long look.

I love this piece of yours. It really pulls me in as it has a lot to say. Amazing detail work.

Stunning! I’m dancing with those 🐝

Beautiful

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Maryrose Crook

"Reliquary of the Bee" showing in the Desert Icons exhibition in Yucca Valley. ... See MoreSee Less

Reliquary of the Bee showing in the Desert Icons exhibition in Yucca Valley.

4 months ago

Maryrose Crook

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.

Come to Hive Gallery on Saturday night if you can!
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Im 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. Theyre 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 Im going to do more.

Come to Hive Gallery on Saturday night if you can!

 

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"Sequin Heart in the Darkness of the Blood"

It looks amazing MR and I’m sure spectacular in real life xx

Stunning!

I can't wait to see this!

Gorgeous 😍

Dreamy! Love it, mmm the colours x

Love the owl...beautiful!

That is stunning Maryrose! So much visual impact!

Sexy indeed! That's sublime xxx

Stunning.

OMG its stunning, MR. so gossamer and twinkling.

Wow so very very beautiful xxx can’t stop staring xxx

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 🙂

mythic amazing

You are immensely talented! This is so beautiful

Breath-taking!

Wow .. stunning

It's stunning. I just love it

absolutely gorgeous!

The owl feathers; wow!

That owl is amazing!

soo cool Maryrose, the detail is exquisite

OMG!!! Love it! ❤❤❤

What great talent. All the best.

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8 months ago

Maryrose Crook

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....

maryrosecrook.com
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Anthony's website building company can be found on wideopenmedia.com.au/

glorious!

Wow that's fantastic so many paintings I haven't seen, incredible work Maryrose blown away

Gorgeous!!! 😍😘

Stunning

snazzy

Gorgeous 😀👍❤️ xxx

It’s fabulous Maryrose!

It’s beautiful Maryrose and lovely photos of Rosa as well.

Looks beautiful!!

Fantastic work love it

thank you everyone! <3

Excellent website Maryrose.

You are an amazing woman and artist!!!!

Wonderful to see your stunning work showcased so beautifully Maryrose! <3

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9 months ago

Maryrose Crook

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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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.

http://laluzdejesus.com/laluzapalooza-2018/

 

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Your usual stunning standard Maryrose. X

So that's the bat! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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 beautiful❤️

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10 months ago

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Astonishing X

Really love this and want to touch it1

12 months ago

Maryrose Crook

Had a great week in Miami showing work at the In Heroes We Trust pop up exhibition, with a group of woman artists from the high desert collective, Daughter's of the Desert. It was so lovely to be there with Carly Valentine and Svetlana Shigroff, and to hang my pieces with the women we know from Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley.

I saw a pile of amazing art, and met some incredible artists, most of them young and bursting with energy and ideas...it was a real shot in the arm....The In Heroes We Trust exhibition was in a beautiful old church on Biscayne Boulevard, close to little Haiti, which had been empty for at least a year, and muralists, like Peter Birk, Carl Joseph Gabriel (@artistcjg89), Wrdsmth and Frida Stiil Vium came in and transformed the walls with huge bold paintings, and artists such as @otrosyomx and Belowkey turned their rooms into installations. Carly and Svetlana also transformed our space with a gorgeous rainbow they painted onto the floor at 2am one night...

Want to thank Neely Shearer and Carly Valentine, without whose energy I would never have got out of the house and gone to this event, and everyone else who made the experience so unforgettable.

As an unexpected bonus I met up with Nik Greene and Victoria Colmegna, and was able to catch one of Victoria's pieces at the Nada Miami Beach show.

Here are a few photos from the trip, I lost several, thinking I'd uploaded them to my computer, and deleting them, sigh.
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(Just mentioning this just in case, but, if they're iphone photos they might still be in the "Recently Deleted" folder)

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