‘Arcadian Dreams’ on Display at the Edward Williams Gallery
Teaneck, N.J. (August 19, 2016) – Carol Taylor-Kearney’s “Arcadian Dreams”paintings on windows and doors reflecting the notion of “Arcadia” in everyday life will be on display at the Edward Williams Gallery on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus from Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 23.
The Gallery is located in FDU’s Edward Williams Hall, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, N.J. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. For directions and for more information, call 201-692-2449.
About the Artist
Taylor-Kearney refers to her paintings as being “'my windows.' That is, a momentary view into my brain as I work though a story based in my reality and rituals of behavior.” The paintings on windows and doors in “Arcadian Dreams” are a view into a constructed world referencing childhood and Arcadia, is a “real life” place in Greece and a mythic place of harmony with nature that has been celebrated in poetry, music, and dance or its simplistic beauty.
For Taylor-Kearney, a window is an already framed world. It has shape and size, a format of single or multiple panes, and it allows construction and viewing on both sides of the glass and even into the shallow space of the casement. She feels that windows are the perfect instrument for collecting and dispersing simultaneous data — layers of history that affect each other rather like inside and outside, cause and response, appearance and impression.
While Taylor-Kearney is making the painting, she will print out all the references that have been circulating through her mind. The printouts get used in two ways. Some get cut and glued to the sash of the window. Later they are painted over, hidden by continuation of the narrative on the glass. Other printed images, along with window screening, are cut into shapes. These silhouettes create characters, atmosphere, and conditions which adds dimensionality.
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