A Year of Forgettings

Submitted 10 months ago

Artist Talk by Cecelia Kane

What does a forgetting look like? Come to Cecelia Kane's Artist Talk this Friday at 4pm to find out.

Cecelia Kane describes each painting in her exhibition as:

a visual recording of a month of daily lapses of memory. I start with a set of shapes that represent different types of forgetfulness, like when someone finishes my sentence, or forgetting when I’m interrupted, plus many more. I start with pencil composites of each day’s forgetting-symbols in my sketchbook. Later I make a fanciful painting that functions as a map or calendar of the mental-me, poking fun, I hope, at the aging process.

Cecelia Kane is a nationally exhibiting artist with twenty solo shows since earning her MFA from Georgia State University in 1997. She is a painter, fabric artist, performance, video and earth artist whose work delves inside the universe of self and being. Cecelia Kane has performed and exhibited at many art venues across the USA, including Ruby Green Gallery in Nashville, TN, Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY, The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Soho 20 New York, and Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles.

She has been a curator, visiting artist, guest lecturer, performer, community artistic project director, teacher and graphic producer. She has held numerous residencies and been the recipient of several grants to produce artistic projects, particularly for The Hand to Hand Project, an expansive collaborative work incorporating eight years of artistic commentary on the Iraq War, with 2,000 artworks by 196 national artists at fifteen venues coast to coast. Kane currently lives and creates in Peacham, VT, a two-hour drive from Rutland, VT where she spent much of her childhood. She proudly traces ancestors arriving in VT from the Irish Potato Famine who served in the American Civil War, farmed or worked on the Rutland Railroad.

On View: January 12 – February 2
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 5-7pm


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