A collaborative mixed media project.
As a result of a two-year recovery from serious illness (and through funding from the Pollack-Krasner and Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Arts Foundations), Santa Fe based artist Joan Carney began to dream of roadway construction signs as both a target and an entry point into a new body of work.
Moving away from her previous explorations in chance and reverse glass painting, Carney began looking at stencils and tracings. Incorporating drawings given to her in a notepad made by her nephew Kelly Gallagher, Carney found the juxtaposition between the two styles surprising and inspiring. Gallagher of Williamstown is 17 years old, legally blind and born with physical disabilities. And so, armed with a pad of tracing paper, a box of crayons, some stencils, and a two-week residency at the Contemporary Artists Center in Troy, New York, Carney headed east.
This exhibition represents Carney’s work from her residency as well as continued collaborative works between she and Gallagher.
Special thanks to Larry Alice.
Exhibit Dates & Times:
December 12th 2009 – January 30th 2010
Admission is free and open to the public.
Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Otherwise by appointment.
December 12th 2009, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Video of the opening reception.
93 Summer Street, Adams, MA 01220