“Kelly Carmody: Solo Show”
Sloane Merrill Gallery
May 4 through June 1, 2018
From the gallery:
This exhibition is a view into Carmody’s past year of travel and exploration, highlighting time spent in St. Petersburg, Maine, Martha’s Vineyard, and Long Island. Born in Massachusetts in 1977, Carmody attended the Massachusetts College of Art of furthered her studies at the historic Art Students League of New York and in the studio of Numael Pulido.
The paintings in the exhibition range from calm interiors and florals to haunting nocturnes and windswept seascapes. Carmody achieves a beautiful balance while embracing both new terrain and difficult elements — namely ever-changing light as seen in “Latticework,” and powerful gusts felt in “Wind at the Cliffs.”
The quest of the painter is to tackle what lies before their eyes; Carmody demonstrates her ability to thoughtfully handle the paint in the studio, as well as viscerally lay the paint down outdoors. It’s exciting to see Carmody tackle and surmount new territories, both in terms of traveling to new places and exploring her artistic depth.
Carmody was selected for the 2015 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Carmody paints and teaches in her Waltham, MA studio.
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