This December, Artspace111 presents Wish You Were Here, a solo exhibition of artworks by Dallas-based artist Carroll Swenson-Roberts. The exhibition features mixed media drawing and painting narrative works on paper and panel. Carroll Swenson-Roberts tells stories with color, pattern, space and shape. Her works are filled with symbolism, pulling inspiration from her own experiences with family, marriage, motherhood, travel, home, friends, pets, meals, music, gardening, and walks. This new body of work was largely created during her annual summer stay in her home in California, and this work is an invitation to us all to join her in the journey as she tells us her tale.
“Memories are not a passive recording of everyday events. We construct our own memories to help us understand our lives. We continually use these constructed memories to tell our own story to ourselves and to others. Memories are a way of reconstructing ordinary moments and making them into a personal narrative. My art continues this transformation into the visual world.” – Carroll Swenson-Roberts