January 7- February 19, 2022
A narrative, insightful chronicle of the magical world of girlhood unfolds in the work of Oakland painter Christine Ferrouge. Like an anthropologist, her work is driven by our human instinct to survive and adapt to our social and physical environments.
– Mary Corbin, 48Hills
Forest Fire exhibits dynamic new paintings by Christine Ferrouge. In these monumental works, girls wander through a gloomy backdrop of damaged forest and dance with gestural marks, rough edges, and a united palette of charcoal, earth and fiery hues. The somewhat benign, unlikely young female heroes possess surprising strength, presence, and hope. Ferrouge is primarily a figurative painter, but in this new exhibition, companion abstract works are included alongside the forest fire scenes.