Autobody Gallery and Studios: current exhibition


C h r i s t i n e   F e r r o u g e

new paintings

April 21 - June 9, 2018

Wonderwoman is making my lunch
Christine Ferrouge 

What is inside the mind of a child? 

Ferrouge paints to ask questions about the identity and future of children today. Her models are often her own three daughters, or their friends, and the narrative is anthropological and universal. 

Most of Ferrouge’s paintings offer a presence that might be unexpected ... her figures of children are larger than life, confronting the viewer with not only size but also boldness in color and rough brush marking. The paintings speak of the artist's great control and choice of color. Her gestural qualities and rough treatment of paint is stylistically reminiscent of Impressionists like Manet, while at times turning as bold as the Abstract Expressionists. 
The compositions often hint at old master paintings of royalty. 

About the artist:

Ferrouge studied art in Florence, Italy; the Dominican Republic; Amsterdam and throughout the midwest. She received a BFA in painting and teaching certification from the University of Evansville, Indiana. After passionately teaching in inner city Chicago and Los Angeles, she moved to Oakland in 2006. Her studio is now in Uptown Oakland at the Werkshack. 

In 2015, she began her Princess Hero series. In 2016, she had a second studio in Fresno, California where she created paintings for her series; Children in the Valley. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21 from 7-10pm

Artist interview: Saturday, May 5 at 7pm

Special Event: 

 Medium: Motherhood 
local authors reading  

Saturday, May 5th 

 doors open at 6pm, event 7-9pm