Dreamscapes: Exploring the Subconscious with Artist Jodie Karr

"Discover the surreal world of artist Jodie Karr, where dreams and reality intertwine in captivating artworks exploring the depths of the subconscious."

Dreamscapes: Exploring the Subconscious with Artist Jodie Karr

This featured artist is part of Artsville's Virtual Gallery of Art spring cohort. Participants benefit from three months of marketing and mentorship to educate and equip them to continue to pursue their craft. Witness their creations firsthand at the Artsville exhibit at the Ferguson Family YMCA in Candler until May 31. Additionally, explore their crafts at Craft in the Courtyard on Thursday, April 25, from 5-7 pm, located at 18 Brook Street in Biltmore Village. This event is co-hosted by Artsville, Wink Salon, Further Boutique, and FIG Bistro.

Jodie Karr, is a dedicated artist whose creative odyssey unfolds amidst the vibrant backdrop of Asheville, NC, reflecting roots firmly planted in the serene landscapes of the Blue Ridge. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a Minor in Art Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Jodie has honed her craft in printmaking, painting, and design with a unique perspective and flourish.

Jodie's artistic pursuit transcends mere skill—it's a passionate exploration of surrealism and Dadaism, breathing life into traditional art forms and experimenting boldly with various mediums. With each stroke of the brush and every meticulously crafted print, Jodie invites viewers into a world where imagination knows no bounds. Jodie's artistic repertoire spans a diverse array of mediums, from screen-printed fabrics and handcrafted clothing to acrylic masterpieces and intricate copper intaglio prints.

“Above and Below” acrylic, ink, and string on canvas 32 by 10 inches $300

Drawing inspiration from the ethereal realm of dreams and the labyrinthine corridors of the subconscious, Jodie's artwork is a captivating blend of symbolism and narrative. Each piece is a window into a universe where reality merges seamlessly with fantasy, prompting contemplation and introspection in equal measure.  Viewers can get lost following and finding all of the dynamic details, textures, and colors in her original pieces. Jodie's work is a testament to the profound interplay between art and the inner workings of the mind.

Jodie Karr

Step into Jodie's world, and embark on a journey of discovery—a journey where art becomes a mirror reflecting the complexities of the human condition. From the chrysalis symbolizing transformation to the spiral representing the eternal cycle of life, every motif serves as a thread connecting the viewer to the deeper layers of the human experience. Jodie invites us to explore the depths of our own subconscious, encouraging us to embrace the beauty of imagination and the boundless possibilities of the creative spirit.

You can find Jodie’s work at our virtual gallery, at her website or on Instagram.