Sky Pape "Brushless" Art Exhibit
New Canaan Library is pleased to announce New York artist Sky Pape will be exhibiting at the Library from April 1 – May 6, 2012. The exhibition will be held in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, with an opening reception on Sunday, April 1, from 3 – 5 pm. The reception is open to the public and all are invited to attend.
Sky Pape states that drawing has long been the mainstay of her creative practice. She puts a unique spin on the traditional methods and tools of the art, using unconventional materials and techniques to produce art that challenges convention as it delights the eye. Many of her methods stem from the physical properties of her supplies, using materials that have existed since antiquity such as handmade paper, ink, graphite and water, in innovative ways. Water is a theme that figures strongly in much of Ms. Pape’s recent work, both as inspiration and in a material sense. Art created during a 2010 fellowship in Lake Como, Italy resonates with an organic, abstract mood; reflecting her use of such unconventional materials as mist, ice, salt water and steam.
Sky Pape was born in Canada and attended Queen's University before moving to New York City, where she studied at Parsons School of Design and The Art Students League of New York. Pape exhibits widely in the U. S. and internationally and her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and other public and private collections. Her awards and honors include significant grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the E.D. Foundation, and residency fellowships at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center on Lake Como, and The Bogliasco Foundation's Liguria Study Center for the Arts & Humanities, both in Italy. Sky Pape's artwork is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York and d.e.n. contemporary in Los Angeles.
“Brushless” is sponsored by the Art Committee, Friends of New Canaan Library. The curators for this show are Laura Einstein and Susie Salomon.