GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich Academy’s Luchsinger Gallery exhibit featuring the works of Brooklyn-based artist Claire Corey continues until Dec. 2.
The gallery is on the Greenwich Academy campus at 200 N. Maple Ave.
Corey is known for blending graphic design software and traditional mediums. Elements of photographs and digital marks are reworked through repeated scanning, printing, collaging, drawing, and painting to create hybrid works that flout traditional art categories.
Glitches and error patterns are incorporated into her repertory of available marks, printer’s ink occasionally mixed with pencil and traditional oils. Corey's work is considered a 21st-century spin on abstract expressionism.
Gallery director and Upper School art history teacher Kristen Erickson explained that Corey was invited to show her works expressly because of that hybrid process.
“As GA students are increasingly encouraged to tinker in the Engineering and Design Lab, to embrace 'accidents' as fertile ground for new ideas, and to fuse the digital and the traditional, Ms. Corey’s work seemed a perfect fit for the campus gallery,” says Erickson.
Corey's groundbreaking work has gotten attention in the art community, but this is one of the first exhibits of her work in Connecticut.
Her work has earned awards and grants in New York. She has received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Computer Arts, the Aldrich Museum Trustee's Award for an Emerging Artist, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program grant.
For more information on Luchsinger Gallery, Corey and previous visiting artists, visit www.greenwichacademy.org/page.cfm?p=794 .
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