Artist Corey opens exhibit at Greenwich Academy

Work from Claire Corey will be on display at Greenwich Academy.

Work from Claire Corey will be on display at Greenwich Academy.

Greenwich Academy’s Luchsinger Gallery began exhibiting the works of Brooklyn-based artist Claire Corey on Oct. 7. The show features a series of recent prints and numerous large-scale, mixed-media canvases.

Ms. Corey is known for her pioneering use of graphic design software in combination with traditional mediums. As part of her process, elements of photographs and digital marks are reworked through repeated scanning, printing, collaging, drawing and painting to create hybrid works that defy traditional categorization. Glitches and error patterns are incorporated into her repertory of available marks; printer’s ink mixes with pencil and oil. Ms. Corey’s layered, vibrant and sometimes-vast paintings evoke the chromatic fields and gestures of the abstract expressionists and draw viewers into imagined journeys through complex pathways.

Gallery director and Upper School art history teacher Kristen Erickson explained that Ms. Corey was invited to show her works at the Luchsinger Gallery precisely because of her hybrid process.

“As GA students are increasingly encouraged to tinker in the engineering and design lab, to embrace ‘accidents’ as fertile ground for new ideas, and to fuse the digital and the traditional, Ms. Corey’s work seemed a perfect fit for the campus gallery,” said Ms. Erickson.

Ms. Corey has been widely recognized in the art community for her ground-breaking work, but her pieces have only rarely been exhibited in Connecticut. She is a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Computer Arts, the Aldrich Museum Trustee’s Award for an Emerging Artist, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program grant.

Ms. Corey’s exhibition runs until Dec. 2. On Nov. 13, she will visit GA to discuss her work and conduct workshops in Middle and Upper School art classes. Greenwich Academy will also host a public reception of her exhibition that evening.

An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m, opening the Luchsinger Gallery and Jacobs Lobby to the public.

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