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TERRITORIES OF THE SOUL

Oil and Acrylic Paintings by Carole Gubitz

Artists' Reception: Saturday, March 7, 3:00 to 5:30 PM

Connecticut Hospice Gallery
100 Double Beach Rd
Branford, CT 06405

Curated by Johnes Ruta, azothgallery@comcast.net

Exhibition: March 3 - April 5, 2020



Photos Credits #1, 2, 3, 5 : Mariellen Chapdelaine, 2019

Photos Credits #4, 6, 7, 8 : Sonia Gubitz, 2020


Carole Gubitz MOROCCAN LADY acrylic on canvas 36" x 24" (1)

Born in 1934 in the Bronx, Carole Gubitz (age 85) has devoted her life to creative pursuits. She attended the High School of Performing Arts and was initially trained as an actress. Her path took an unexpected turn when her teachers noticed she possessed a voice capable of operatic performance. Carole attended the Manhattan School of Music and studied privately with the eminent Metropolitan Opera baritone, John Brownlee.



Carole Gubitz SWISS TEA ROOM acrylic on canvas 20" x 36" (2)



Carole Gubitz SHADES OF VERMEER: THE RED HAT oil on canvas 32" x 26" (3)



Carole Gubitz AT THE CLAVIER acrylic and collage on canvas 29" x 33" (4)


Carole Gubitz "PEACOCK" acrylic on canvas 36" x 18" (5)

In 1960, Carole and her husband, Myron, moved to Zurich where Carole was engaged to sing at the St. Gallen Swiss Opera House. During that time, the couple became affiliated with the nearby C.G. Jung Institute, and were deeply and irrevocably influenced by Jungian theory.


Carole Gubitz MONT ST. MICHELE acrylic and oil on canvas 33" x 42" (6)

Around 1964, Carole started painting and creating collage at the advice of noted Jungian psychologist and author, James Hillman. A founder of a movement toward archetypal psychology, Hillman insisted that an expressive medium was essential to Carole’s wellbeing. The couple remained in Zurich for thirteen years; Carole evolved into a self-taught artist, and Myron became her promoter and agent, procuring a number of well-received exhibits.


Carole Gubitz THINKING acrylic and collage on canvas 32" x 26" (7)

The couple returned to the US in 1974 with their three children and lived in several different states in New England and the southeast, ultimately moving to Branford in 2014. Through the decades, these shifting landscapes bled into Carole’s depictions of her inner world as she continued to expand her artistic repertoire and skill, relying more on self-teaching and instinct than on learned technique, and showing her work along the Connecticut shoreline.

Much of Carole’s work centers on the complexity of the human psyche as it presents itself in the exterior world; the relationship between dream and reality are key to her perception and vision, and her content moves provocatively through these shifting planes. Carole’s world never quite lands in a fixed place, but instead continues on its ever-changing path between the weightiness of reality and the numinous territory of the soul.


Carole Gubitz VESSELS acrylic and collage on canvas 26" x 34" (8)

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Curated by: Johnes Ruta, independent curator & art theorist
203.387.4933, http://AzothGallery.com/
azothgallery@comcast.net

Hours: Visiting Hours Daily 10AM - 8 PM

Katherine Blossom, Arts Director
Connecticut Hospice
203-315-7522
100 Double Beach Road
Branford, CT 06405

 
 
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