Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hartford, CT show featuring Erin M Riley

SIREN'S warning
4 artist 3 countries | new work by women of generation Y

erin m. riley | stephanie a. custance | ann maria healy | jaclyn brown

Jaclyn Brown creates a world of nostalgia, satire and dreams with her oils. Viewing this work is like entering into an X-Rated Mary Poppins film, where past, present and future social structures are questioned through the absurdness. (Canada, current Graduate student at The New York Academy of Art, 2008 resident of the KW Institute in Berlin, Germany.)

Stephanie A. Custance
employs portraiture in her large-scale drawings which are expressively suggestive of societal relationships. Simultaneity is exposed through layering as details are obscured and secondary images reveal themselves. (USA, BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2008 resident of Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany.)

Ann Maria Healy
provokes from her drawings and photographs, the impact of depression afflicting her homeland of Ireland. These separate mediums speak to each other in their commitment to form and concept, while alluding to the individuality of true life. (Ireland, current Undergraduate at Galway & Mayo Institute of Technology, 2008 resident of Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany.)

With Erin M. Riley a personal history is dissected in an attempt to find answers to the incessant questions we all face. Issues of birth order, substance abuse and trauma are explored with heart-wrenching tangibility through the employment of weaving and collage. (USA, current Graduate student at Tyler School of Art, 2008 Showcase in FiberARTS, to be featured in New American Painting, April 2009.)

February 16th – 27th 2009
Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 4-7 pm
Or by appointment at

Opening Reception Saturday the 21st, 7 – 10 PM

Artspace Gallery - 555 Asylum Avenue - Hartford Ct, 06105

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