Choate Rosemary Hall
333 CHRISTIAN STREET
Wallingford, CT 06492
9:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Galleries | Art
Photographs by Phyllis Crowley at the Paul Mellon Arts Center Through December 15
The Paul Mellon Arts Center will stage an exhibition of photographs by artist Phyllis Crowley entitled “Fields and Screens,” from November 1 through December 15. The Arts Center is located on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. when school is in session, and is free of charge.
Phyllis Crowley, a faculty member at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut, for more than a dozen years, and formerly at Norwalk Community College, addresses issues of perception and point of view in her current solo exhibition of photographs at the Paul Mellon Arts Center.
She notes, “In working with the landscape, I am not attempting to simply represent what I see . . . . The less realistic the image, the more the work encourages participation from the viewer. With the use of abstraction, multiple images, and non-conventional formats, I can create new relationships which bring me closer to the original emotional experience.” Crowley’s photographs may also intentionally distort and transform information through screens of water, dirt, or fabric—a reference to what she calls “our inability to know anything clearly or directly.”
A graduate of Vassar College, Crowley won two Artist Fellowships, from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and the Stamford Museum’s Marjorie Glassburn F. Memorial Award.
She has had solo exhibitions of her work at City Gallery and Gallery 195, in New Haven, Conn., Palmer Gallery at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Mark Murray Fine Art in New York City. Her work is featured in corporations and private collections, as well as publicly at the Yale Health Center, Yale Smilow Cancer Center, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College and Norwalk Community College. Visit the artist’s web site at www.phylliscrowley.com
Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm