Cara Ober: You might have been a headache, but you never were a bore.
Cara Ober, The Tchotchke Series, ink drawings, 2013
March 27 - April 18, 2015
Reception: March 27, 5 - 7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: March 27, 5 p.m.
A painter, teacher, and writer, Cara Ober layers drawing, painting, and printmaking into mixed media works that examine and reinterpret sentimental imagery. Ober’s narrative works utilize specific phrases and fonts to suggest multiple voices, perspectives, and time periods. Rather than illustrating the text, the images create discord and contrast, layering metaphorical and nonsensical outcomes over personal notation.
Ober is commercially represented by Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC, with solo exhibits in 2012 and 2009. She has participated in numerous international art fairs, including Art Miami, Aqua Wynwood Miami, and Bridge Fair in London. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Washingtonian Magazine, Hamptons Magazine, and US News and World Report. Recent group exhibitions include Old Friends: New Works at Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ in March, 2013 and at the Nepalese Academy of Fine Arts in Kathmandu, Nepal in April, 2013.
Cara Ober earned an MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005 and a BA in fine arts in 1996 from the American University. From 2010-2012, Cara was the online arts and culture editor at The Urbanite Magazine and wrote the popular "Eye to Eye" arts column on the back page of each monthly print publication. She also writes art reviews for Art Papers ArtNews Magazine, and publishes daily art content at Bmoreart.