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Deep Breath: Linnéa Andersson, Carla Weeks, Roche Cruchon, and Sophie Roach

Posted on April 12 2024

Deep Breath:
Linnéa Andersson, Carla Weeks, Roche Cruchon, and Sophie Roach
May 3, 2024 – June 23, 2024

Paradigm Gallery + Studio is pleased to present Deep Breath a four-artist exhibition of artwork inspiring meditative moments and embracing the changes of the seasons. The work of Linnéa Andersson, Carla Weeks, Roche Cruchon, and Sophie Roach displays a variety of visual language that champions bright colors and expressive forms. Inspiring joy and rebirth, each artist welcomes the changes of the seasons and encourages slow and intentional viewing of artwork to fully take in all of the transformations around us.

The change of seasons is a good time to reflect on the passage of time and consider how we’re all spending ours. To explore the levels of happiness, rest, and discovery that we are opening our lives up to. To find balance where it is needed.

This exhibition has been curated to encourage ‘slow art viewing’ experiences. Meaning we want you to get lost in the art that’s in front of you, let any pressures of life slip away, enjoy springtime sunlight coming in through the gallery windows, and take in the colors that it reveals to us on the walls.

These four talented artists have created collections to take us on a journey, to a place where we can get away from it all for a bit to reflect and breathe without concern about the passage of time. Let’s be in the moment together. Deep Breath will be on view on the second floor of the Paradigm Arts Building (12 N 3rd St) from May 3 through June 23, 2024, with a public opening reception on Friday, May 3 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

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Linnéa Andersson


In her paintings, Linnéa Andersson has an ongoing investigation of how to describe an emotion without words. Working from her studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, she is mediating a human language without a human expression, through the shapes and forms of an abstract leaf. The leaves speak to Linnéa, writing her diary through their wobbly shape and the space in between them and the outline of the canvas.


Carla Weeks


The Winter Grid paintings examine the passage of time over a Maine winter. Almost calendar-like in their order, the floating grids evoke the rhythms and routines we slip into during the least social months of the year. Each day flows into the next, introducing familiar patterns with subtle variations. Layers of transparent color meld with vaporous texture to comment on the fleeting and predictable cadence of days and nights. After a period of slowing down, meditative looking and listening, and the establishment of habits, we once again welcome the disruption and variability of spring.

Carla is a British born painter and muralist based in Midcoast Maine. Informed by her personal interactions with both the natural landscape and built environment, she utilizes abstraction to navigate through the physical and emotional experience of place. Employing a distinct shape vocabulary to formally explore color relationships, her paintings articulate the shifting nuances of sensory memory.

Carla holds a BA in Art History and a professional background in design that informs both her painting practice and multidisciplinary collaborative projects. Her formal and applied skills are both self-taught and lovingly collected from a sea of talented colleagues and friends.

Roche Cruchon


Roche is an artist from France who now lives in the Mediterranean basin. They studied animation at Gobelins and, shortly after graduating, directed a film called “Couchée” for French TV. Having worked as an art director at Buck in Los Angeles, they now focus on creating sculptures, paintings, and illustrations. They find inspiration in the mediums they use, be it digital or traditional, 2D or 3D, still or moving images, and the connections they find between them. Roche explores the intersection of virtual and physical realities, embracing their ever-changing nature. Their art has been exhibited in various European and US galleries, including Leiminspace in Los Angeles and Barney Savage Gallery in New York. In 2020, Roche received the Young Gun Award for illustration.

Sophie Roach

Sophie Roach (b. 1988) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist currently based in Landers, CA and Austin, TX. By using familiar shapes, patterns and her own intuition, Roach has created a unique visual language based on spontaneity and rhythm. She began painting murals in her hometown of Austin, TX in 2013 and since then has created large scale-freehanded drawings all over the USA and abroad. The themes of her mural work extend into her studio practice where she creates intricate drawings and paintings. By prioritizing intuitive marks rather than pre-planned designs, her colorful, abstract work attempts to reflect the diversity and repetition of a garden, city, or song — all things that are reconciled to their inner forces.


Please contact if you are interested in receiving the digital collector preview when it is available for this exhibition, or sign up HERE.

Friday, May 3, 2024
6:00 – 8:00 PM
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Thursdays • 10 AM – 6 PM
Fridays • 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturdays • 11 AM – 6 PM
Sundays • 11 AM – 5 PM
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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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About Paradigm Gallery
Paradigm Gallery + Studio® was established in 2010 by co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston. The gallery exhibits meaningful, process-intense contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. In 2022, Paradigm announced the opening of its new 5-story, 7,000 sq. ft. home, The Paradigm Arts Building, in Old City, Philadelphia. Now open to the public, the building boasts multiple floors of exhibition space, integrated in-house design and printmaking, a dedicated events floor, and art advisory offices. With this, Chen and McCorriston expanded their vision for the greater Philadelphia arts community. The gallery is at the heart of this vision, anchoring Paradigm’s overall mission of increasing access to the commercial art world, supporting artists and advancing their careers, and collaborating with like-minded partners to build a more equitable, sustainable arts economy for all.

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