Oil on Wood, 12" x24"
"Two Way Mirror"
Oil on Wood, 12" x24"
This Series of Paintings...
I have a few unsold paintings hanging in my living room. While they are always availible for puchase (please email me at Therinbrooksart@gmail.com for inquirey) have also been wonderful companions. I am not alwasy able to continue a relationship with my works after I make them, but 5 of this series came home to me after their show at Ghost Print Gallery in Richmond, VA. This was such a deeply personal body of works, I painted one a week for several months as I hid in the saftey of my studio and processed what my experience with gender and been and would become. There is so much information each piece has continued to reveal truths about myself. Though the self portraits are no longer resemble my apearence, and sometimes are even uncomfortable to look at, they act as a beacon in my work towards honesty and vulnerablity. Perhaps they just seem like sureal works to other eyes, I don't think I truely apreciated the work of Remedios Varos, and Leonora Carrington the same way i do now, after working with this intention. What a joy to come all these years only to discover that I do even in my ignorance, trust myself.
9"x12" oil on Masonite
This Was My Last Painting of 2015 I never Posted it, But who shouln't have at least one internet meme inspire self portrait?
12"x20" Oil on Wood
I promis to have better photos taken, but here is a quick update on a seriesIi am slowly developing. It's a collaborative project between gender non-conforming individuals and myself. I am deeply honored to be able to paint the likeness of the magical queerness in this world, in all it's forms. These will be a series of images not as I have painstaking curated, but images of people who styled themselves, in looks they choose to express themselves in their daily lives. What great luck and joy that we are all graced with the presence of such people. Thank you Charlie Darling for allowing me to photograph you at Beltaine, This trip to the wolf creek Sanctuary with you changed my life almost as much at that dress you made.
Change of Name Announcement!
Hello Everylovely human.
I have been busy the last few months and though I will post individual entries for each show, I have been working on 3: Ghost Print Gallery ( RVA) , The Sewell Gallery (EKA), and Fieldday ( Oakland). I am also in the middle of the long and arduous paperwork trail to change my name. Those of you who own and collect pieces of my work as (Ca)Therin(e) Brooks, know i am still very proud of the work I did under that name, and while I have no desire for erasure of my past or work, I would now prefer in future and present tense to be referred to as Therin Brooks, and with gender-neutral pronouns of which there are a variety (like the common They/Them/Theirs.) This move reflects my own desire to live in honesty outside of the gender binary and a commitment to a proactive approach to building a place and a voice for gender variance in our society. I want to thank everyone for there support and big hugs and fun art to come soon!
I found a little holla from Juxtapoz on their website today! hurray!
This is also a moment I want to to take to thank a handful of really solid humans who have been so supportive over the years. I LOVE YOU !!!!!
My new business cards came in the mail!!! I am very excited to eventually leave my studio hybernation so I can have the satisfaction of handing them to someone! I went with the mini moo cards, they are bit pricey but are of incredible quality and even a dunce like me found it easy to order.