Monday, August 20, 2012

Artist-in-Residence: Carrie Pollack

Knit, 2009, Pigment Print on Linen

Carrie Pollack describes her work as an investigation between the notions of permanence and impermanence, as well as uncertainty and contradiction. She deliberately intends her work to function “more as conversations than as statements”. Her imagery can often appear both familiar and unknown, spanning both abstraction and representation. She thinks of the process of making of her work as the evidence of momentary fragments in a constant state of transformation. These fragmented moments possessed a mysterious complexity, revealing a different way of looking at the world around us, becoming visual metaphors, parts of a language. She uses her work to contemplate the complexity of the human experience.

Poster 1, Pigment Print on Linen

Carrie Pollack (b. 1973, New York, NY; lives Brooklyn, NY) works at the nexus between painting, photography, and digital media. Pollack has exhibited her work throughout the United States, as well as in Germany, Belgium, and Mexico. In January 2012, Pollack mounted her first solo exhibition Witness at Minus Space, a New York gallery specializing in reductive abstract art on the international level, where she is currently represented. She has been previously awarded residencies at Yaddo, Jentel, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa, an MA from New York University, and a BFA from Alfred University.

Soft Sky, 2012, Pigmented Print on Canvas

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