Our current exhibition Pieced + Painted: Galen Cheney + Andrea Myers can be viewed online here.
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The University of Dallas Beatrice M Haggerty Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition
of recent paintings by artist Galen Cheney of Massachusetts and textile works by artist
Andrea Myers of Ohio.
Color and form take center stage in each artist’s work. For both Cheney and Myers,
exploration and manipulation of materials drive their creative processes. Each artist
makes multi-layered constructions by piecing together elements of paint, fabric, and
collage to explore the space between two and three dimensions.
Cheney uses fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, and other
remnants of past experiences, and works them into the texture of the new painting.
They become one with the surface, imbuing the painting with memory, history, and time.
The assemblage of different forms is quite physical, with paintings being wrestled
together to create a new whole.
Galen Cheney painting in her North Adams studio, photo by David Grozinsky. See Cheney's
creative process on Instagram@galenwcheney
Myers creates machine-sewn fabric collages from a wide range of fabrics, exploring
and manipulating ideas of quilting, applique, and tactile formations, patchworked
and growing across the surfaces of walls. There is also a strong physicality in Myers
works, with dramatic scale and the built dimensionality from the accumulation of flat
layers creating a geometry of fabric.
Andrea Myers, working on her large scale piece Out of the Blue, on her studio floor.
See these pieces come together@andreamyersarton Instagram.
Each artist assembles their work from individual parts, piecing and weaving together
painting and the textile arts to create brightly colored, bold, and expressive works
About the Artists
Galen Cheneyhas been painting for over 30 years and lives in North Adams, Massachusetts. Her education
as a painter began at Mount Holyoke College and continued at The Maryland Institute
College of Art, where she was mentored and critiqued by Grace Hartigan, Sal Scarpitta,
and Hermine Ford, among other important artists. Recent recognition includes residencies/fellowships
from the Millay Colony, Mass MoCA, Vermont Studio Center, Saint-Gaudens National Historic
Site, Da Wang Culture Highland, and a nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
Andrea Myersis an Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Expanded Media at Kent State University
at Stark. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2001 and her Masters of Fine
Arts in Fiber and Material Studies in 2006 from the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago. Myers has recently had two solo shows in Berlin Germany, the first at coGalleries,
Berlin, Germany and the second, Textil und Rennsportmuseum, at Hohenstein-Ernsthall,
Germany. Myers is in numerous private and public collections nationally.
Top Image: Left: Galen Cheney,Emanator(side one) (detail), 2019 acrylic and paper on collaged canvas, 72 x 63", Right: Andrea
Myers,Out of the Blue, (detail), 2019, denim and various fabric machine sewn fabric collage, 8x22'
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