As a part of our show with Stefany Hemming, we also will be having artist Mary Addison Hackett in the back gallery with the latest works from her series Shell Game. On her website she writes:
In Shell Game, I revisit my relationship with abstraction by incorporating invented flora, patterns lifted from family heirlooms, and carefully constructed layers that shift slightly in color when viewed from different angles. Before studio hours, I had a meditation practice. During studio hours I listened to mashups. In between, I walked the dog and did housework; saw a movie or read a book; took a motorcycle ride and did some yoga or ran. There were a few storms. Trees went down. On and on.
Her colorful and whimsical paintings are a beautiful addition to our gallery and a nice continuation of Patricia Bellan-Gillen’s brightly colored affect on Tinney’s space. To read an old interview with Mary Addison Hackett where she discusses her inspirations and her processes done by Studio Critical, you can go here.