FIXING THINGS > MATCHBOOKS

Close to Home Exhibition,
CAW Gallery, New Haven, CT
Curated by Jacquelyn Days Serwer, chief curator of the Corcoran Gallery
Honorable Mention Award

"Some artists make strong statements regarding the state of the world.
One of the most striking pieces in the show is Katrin Roos' matchbook series, riveting reminders of the impermanence, uncertainty and instability of the minefield we call home.
In each piece, the matches, painted with references to global warming, weapons of destruction and the events of Sept. 11, stand, like mournful sentinels in a row, tiny embodiments of the incendiary potency possible at the scratch of a match."
Judy Birke

"As much as I really enjoy almost all of the work in this show, it is a triptych matchbook set that really gets me. Katrin Roos of NYC captures honorable mention for her watercolor on matchbook: Match In Heaven, acrylic on matchbook Global Warming, and her watercolor on matchbook Ready To Fire.
Each of these tiny pieces looks at home from the city, country, and global perspective. While others may be remarkable because of technique, unexpected textures, or color, Roos is able to speak volumes from well-titled and executed matchsticks - a clever commentary on the state of our shared home, the earth."
Leah Lopez Schmalz

The Match Family
be safe : keep cover closed
mixed media
actual match book size
2000
The Match Family
be safe : keep cover closed
mixed media
actual match book size
2000
Hot House
Risk : Grow
mixed media
actual match book size
2002
Hot House
Risk : Grow
mixed media
actual match book size
2002
Match in Heaven
handle with care
mixed media
actual match book size
2001
Match in Heaven
handle with care
mixed media
actual match book size
2001
Match in Heaven
handle with care
mixed media
actual match book size
2001
Ready to Fire
guidance : out of hand
mixed media
actual match book size
2003
Ready to Fire
guidance : out of hand
mixed media
actual match book size
2003
Ready to Fire
guidance : out of hand
mixed media
actual match book size
2003
front
mixed media
actual match book size
2002
Chess Match
it's your move
mixed media
actual match book size
2002
Hot Heads
for safety : strike' em on the back
mixed media
actual match book size
2000
Hot Heads
for safety : strike'em on the back
mixed media
actual match book size
2000
Global Warming
Warning : Can you feel it?
mixed media
actual match book size
2002
Global Warming
Warning : Can you feel it?
mixed media
actual match book size
2002