Kunstner Christy Powers
Bor i Brooklyn, New York
2002 B.A. Sarah Lawrence College concentration in Painting and Cultural Studies
2007 M.Art with Distinction, University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts
Kommende udstilling med fernisering 5. januar 2019
Kunstner Christy Powers – maleri
Kunstner Christy Powers
(Artist statement): I Mit arbejde med tegninger undersøger jeg bl.a. forholdet mellem maleri og fotografi. Ved at male billeder fra fotografier af mit eget liv såvel som venner, familie og fremmede. Jeg skaber minder der eksisterer i et mellemrum mellem virkelighed og fiktion. Fjerner detaljer, ændrer farverne i billedet. Jeg nyder at fange dette ædle og uhyrlige øjeblik i mine malerier. Maler med en blanding af blæk, akvarel, gouache og akryl, fra hukommelsen for at genskabe den følelse, der trak mig til fotografiet i første omgang.
Artist statement My work investigates two concepts, one being the role that photography plays in memory and the second being the relationship between painting and photography. By painting images from photographs of my own life–as well as the lives of friends, family and strangers–I create memories that exist in a space between reality and fiction. I remove details, change the colors within the image and blur and distort the figures so that the viewer can project their own memory and images onto the piece.
I enjoy capturing this ephemeral and impermanent moment in my paintings. I depict the ‘just-out-of-reach’ feeling in memory where some details remain sharp yet others blur and disappear.
I choose to work on yupo and claybord since their smooth and synthetic nature replicates the feel of photographic paper. I create each piece initially by projecting the photograph onto the panel and then proceed to trace an outline of the image. From there, I remove the image and paint with a mix of ink, watercolor, gouache and acrylic, from memory to recreate the feeling that drew me to the photograph in the first place.
Ultimately I want to create a large body of work that becomes a broken narrative of my own experiences interspersed with that of my friends, family, and strangers creating a collective memory of shared experiences. I want the work to be evocative and enable the viewer to connect their own emotions and experiences with the work.
Kunstner Christy Powers
Exhibitions 2018 Bargemon Arts Festival, Provence, France The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, New York Souvenir, Galerie Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon, France Rendering Likeness, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, New York Beautiful Minds, AHA Gallery, New York 2017 NYFACAB Festival, Bargemon, France Aphrodisiac, AHA Gallery, New York 2016 Once bitten, twice shy, AHA Gallery, New York 2015 5 Women, Gallery 52, New York Affordable Art Fair- Saacthi Art, New York Works on Paper- Brick Lane Gallery, London 2014 Exposure- Starry Night Gallery, Select Fair Miami Art Takes Miami, See Me, ScopeFair, Miami #NoFilter- The Safari Gallery, Soho NY See me takeover- Times Square, NY What we do is no longer secret (solo show)- Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Dumbo, NY 2013 Inaugural- GPG(A), Auvergne, France Residency exhibition,Atelier Stephen Paul, Frejus, France Change of seasons, Giacobetti Paul Gallery 2012 Summer show- Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Dumbo, NY Somewhere in between (solo show)-Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Dumbo, NY 2011 Summer Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Dumbo NY Summer Salon Greenpoint Gallery, Brookyln NY 2010 Other People’s Lives (Solo Show) Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Dumbo NY Summer Salon Show Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Dumbo NY 2009 Shot Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Dumbo NY Introshow MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Hello living, Brooklyn NY 2008 Fall Show Part II Show, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY How Soon Is Now?, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY Spring Show, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2007 Uncommon Thread, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Australian Bookbinders, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Queen Victoria Museum, Launceton, Tasmania Down to Earth, Kudos Gallery, Sydney Australia, 2006 Dislocation Kudos Gallery, Sydney, Australia Fowler’s Gap, CofaSpace Gallery, Sydney Australia 9 x 5, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art, ICP Gallery and Kudos Gallery, Sydney, Australia 2005 Winter Show, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Autumn Show, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Summer Show, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Spring Show, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2004 Winter Show, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Cootie Catcher by Anna Marra, performer, Dumbo Arts Festival Autumn Show, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2003 Emerging Artists, Here Art Center, New York, NY 2002 In Turn, Whitebox Annex, New York, NY Solo Show, A*Space Gallery, Bronxville, NY Press and Publications Henning, Katherine. One to watch:Christy Powers, Saatchi online Bello, Milagros. How Soon Is Now? Artpulse magazine AIM 28″, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY 2008 Residences 2017 NYFAB Bargemon, France 2013 Atlier Stephen Paul, Frejus France 2008 Artists in the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum 2007 Imaging the Land International Research Institute, Fowler’s Gap, Australia Education 2002 B.A. Sarah Lawrence College concentration in Painting and Cultural Studies 2007 M.Art with Distinction, University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts