Force of Nature


Force of Nature 
Joan Wadleigh Curran, Andrea Krupp, Kellyann Monaghan & Victoria Rolett 
September 29 - October 24, 2021 
Force of Nature Virtual Tour & Talk 

Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Force of Nature featuring the artwork of Joan Wadleigh Curran, Andrea Krupp, Kellyann Monaghan & Victoria Rolett, each responding to the current state of the natural world.  Wadleigh Curran focuses on the interchange between natural and manmade environments in her mixed media collages and paintings. Issues of beauty and loss, strength and vulnerability and change over passage of time are at the forefront of her work.  For Krupp, the dynamic materiality of coal reminds us of our own elemental origins and helps us re-vision how to live on a fragile and finite planet.  Krupp explores the motif using simple materials such as graphite and soot on paper and incorporates text.  Monaghan focuses on dramatic weather events in her paintings and monoprints, influenced by the urgency of climate change.  Her surfaces erupt with textured and expressive marks, reflecting the violence depicted. A passionate observer or the world around her, Rolett focuses on rising water and flooding in her mixed media works.  Using expressive rendering, layering and abstracted forms, she disrupts conventional representations in the hopes of creating a deeper and more complex understanding of what is happening to the world. 


Joan Wadleigh Curran, Small Construction with Pink Pod, etching, woodcut and collage on paper, 12 x 12  


Andrea Krupp, Breakers Squatted Upon the Hillsides, anthracite grit, soot, acrylic, and stamped letters on paper, 19" x 13"  


Victoria Rolett, Swollen, mixed media on paper mounted on panel, 43.5" x 40"  


Andrea Krupp, To Become Coal, soot, acrylic, graphite, stamped letters on paper, 19" x 13"  Available 


Kellyann Monaghan, Critical Conditions, oil on panel, 18" x 24"  Available 


Joan Wadleigh Curran, Wire and Dock, oil on panel, 36" x 24" 


Andrea Krupp, Of Immensity and Depth, soot, acrylic, graphite, stamped letters on paper, 25" x 19"  


Kellyann Monaghan, All the Warning Signs, oil on panel,16" x 20"  


Victoria Rolett, Pooling, The White Whale, mixed media, 18" x 8" x 3"   


Joan Wadleigh Curran, Cobweb Thistle, oil on canvas, 20" x 20"  


Kellyann Monaghan, Smoldering, oil on panel,18" x 24"  SOLD 


Victoria Rolett, The Squirrel Wins, mixed media on paper mounted on panel,10" x 8"  Available 


Joan Wadleigh Curran, Bird Disappearance, oil on canvas,16" x W 20"  


Kellyann Monaghan, Rebirth, oil on panel,16" x 20"  Available 


Victoria Rolett, High Tide, mixed media on paper mounted on panel,14" x 17"  


Victoria Rolett, Rising Waters, mixed media, 23.5" x 18" x 3" 


Andrea Krupp, Conyngham Penna Coal Mine Map, soot, acrylic, graphite, stamped letters on paper, 19" x 25"  


Joan Wadleigh Curran, Support II, oil on canvas, 30" x 24" 


Kellyann Monaghan, Last Embers, oil on panel, 18" x 24"  


Andrea Krupp, In Certain Atmospheric Conditions, soot, acrylic, graphite, stamped letters on paper, 19" x 13"  Available 


Victoria Rolett, In Layers, Wear & Tear, mixed media on paper mounted on panel, 22" x 18"  Available 


Joan Wadleigh Curran, Small Construction with Orange Flowers, etching, woodcut and collage on paper, 9" x 11.5"