Baade learns design 2022

Scissors & Tears is a comprehensive monograph of two decades of paintings by Carrie Ann Baade. This volume reveals the dramatic intensity and intricate detail of 100 surreal self-portraits for which the artist has been renowned from 2002 to the present. Carrie Ann Baade's oil paintings feature intricate iconography and imagery that invoke and converse with the Renaissance and Baroque canvases, the mythic past, and the echoes of the self in layered narratives and fantastical parables. Included in the volume are an essay by art scholar and critic Susan Aberth providing insight into Baade's collage method, fiction contributions about the ekphrastic by author Selena Chambers, and a contextual overview by curator Anna Wall.