The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is proud to present the work of Galen Cheney and Andrea Myers in Pieced and Painted. The exhibition brings together two artists whose exploration and manipulation of materials drive their creative processes. Each makes multi-layered constructions sit within an expanded field of painting. Cheney uses fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, remnants of past experiences and work them into the texture of the new painting. They become one with the surface, imbuing the painting with memory, history, and time. Myers creates machine sewn fabric collages from a wide range of fabrics, exploring and manipulating ideas of quilting, applique and tactile formations, patch worked and growing across the surfaces of walls. Through repetition of machine sewing and lines of fabric, the soft geometry that arises presents an interplay between painting and textile arts. In both artist’s work color features in bright, varied and undulating ways.
About the Artists
Galen Cheney has 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 in Painting.
Andrea Myers is 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.
The artists will give presentations at the opening reception on Monday, March 9, at
5:30 p.m. in the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery in the Haggerty Art Village on the University
of Dallas Irving campus, followed by a reception in the gallery. The exhibition will
remain available for viewing through Saturday, April 5, 2020.
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