• MFA in Fine Arts

  • Andrea Gonzalez
    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
    Julie Feldman
    Kenny Kong
    Nan Peletz
    Sadie Harmon
    Sara Sellitto
    Seth Gutierrez
    Tiffany Canter
    Tim Power
    Zoe McCloskey

  • Caroline Hayes Charuk - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Caroline Hayes Charuk

    Permanent Teeth
    A Dream of Overwhelming Gravity #1
    A Dream of Overwhelming Gravity #2
    Ruminant and Diagram of Heavenly Bodies
    Diagram of Heavenly Bodies (detail)
    Spheres 1 & 2

    Permanent Teeth

    60"x25"

    Acrylic on tracing paper, 2013.

    A Dream of Overwhelming Gravity #1

    22"x30"

    Dry concrete on paper, 2012.

    A Dream of Overwhelming Gravity #2

    22"x30"

    Dry concrete on paper, 2012.

    Ruminant and Diagram of Heavenly Bodies

    (installation view)

    Muslin, concrete, tracing paper, acrylic, 2013.

    Diagram of Heavenly Bodies (detail)

    18"x30"

    Acrylic on tracing paper, 2013.

    Spheres 1 & 2

    each 54" dia.

    Wool felt, balloon, tracing paper, 2012.

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    A Dream of Overwhelming Gravity #1 thumbnail
    A Dream of Overwhelming Gravity #2 thumbnail
    Ruminant and Diagram of Heavenly Bodies thumbnail
    Diagram of Heavenly Bodies (detail) thumbnail
    Spheres 1 & 2 thumbnail

    carolinecharuk@gmail.com

    www.carolinecharuk.net

    Artist Statement

    By staging uncanny encounters that dredge up old associations, thoughts, memories, and stories either accepted as ‘just so,’ or abandoned as illogical and unimportant, I work at the edge of my ability to control outcomes. My materials seem to have their own metabolisms. I make animals that might be dead, or that might have only been animate in the imagination. I want my sculptures to ruminate, bleed, wrinkle, and exhale. A four-legged muslin sack is a carcass on the shoulder of the highway, a Biblical lamb, and an abandoned plaything all at once. I look at the moment when teeth erupt through a child’s gums as a paradox of vulnerability and burgeoning power. Each piece can remain in flux. Just as gravity or airflow can animate an object, so can a story or relationship. Muslin, paper, concrete, leather, felt and viscous paint each propose their own relationships; I maintain my state of uncertainty.