Review of Group Show: CARISTA

Group Exhibition Review, Originally published February 22, 2015  

by: Emily Alesandrini


State of Being, Oil on Belgian Linen

State of Being, Oil on Belgian Linen

Vibrantly colored fish in oil pastel, politically incited mixed media works, industrial metal sculptures, letterpress poetry on delicately handmade paper and luscious nudes in oil on linen adorn the walls and floor space of the gallery rooms. The range of artistic representation reflects the diversity within this family of artists and friends. The vibrant, cacophonous details of life are the broad themes of Caristia.

The Art House founder Rebecca George participated in a richly diverse group exhibition in February at Arts on Elston gallery. Emily Alesandrini visited the show to interview the gallery's director, Art Connor, and the family of artists and friends who's art was on display. Caristia’s artists include: Heather Aitken, Celene Aubrey, Arthur Connor, Christine Connor, Elizabeth Connor, Mae Connor, Karl Fresa, Gordon France, Rebecca George, Eileen Madden, Dan Mullens, Vanessa Shaf.