Created in 2018 for her solo exhibition Egret at Kavi Gupta, this piece is one out of an installation of one hundred 8x10-inch drawings, which exemplifies Rojas' intensive drawing practice. She completes a finished work every day or two. Addressing this ritual in a personal note authored to viewers in the catalogue accompanying the show, Rojas says:; "When I wake up, I make my coffee, sit at my kitchen counter with my tiny light, reading glasses these days, and 20 different palettes of gauche colors collected and saved over the course of decades. These colors have traveled the world with me ... There is an excitement and nervous energy ... The feeling in my body, in the pit of my stomach, is similar to when I was a kid and I stood at the end of the high dive, looking down at the blue, chlorinated pool water, cautiously bouncing my courage out before I would close my eyes and jump. What is this fear? ... Something this simple has no rules ...." <b>Artist Biography</b> Clare Rojas (b. 1976, US) earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent projects include Egret at Kavi Gupta (2018), a site-specific commission for the Art in Embassies Program in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (2018), a two-person exhibition with Barry McGee at the Watari Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2017), and a solo exhibition at the Alice Gallery in Brussels, Belgium (2016). Other recent solo exhibitions include New Works at Anglim Gilbert San Francisco; self-titled shows at Vladmir Restoin Roitfeld, New York and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen; Pith at Prism, Los Angeles; and We They at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco. Rojas' work has been reviewed in such publications as the Huffington Post, Artforum International Magazine, Art in America, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, and Art Review.

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