Artist Carole Hennessy watercolor works will be gracing the walls of our gallery Jan. 10 through Feb. 18 following the reception on Sunday the tenth. Starting at 1, the reception will offer a chance for visitors to be greeted by Hennessy herself. Hennessy’s works, being that she is a Chicagoland artist, are sure to be inspiring to both native and non-native Illinois residence.
Her Square Roots series portrays sprawling fields and farm houses, roads and lakes, rolled together into a seemingly quilt like design. Patterns of corn fields and hillsides pieced together beneath a lone house or the same house placed beneath itself as if repeated in the ground are common themes throughout the series. Conversely, according to Hennessy, in her Strata works, multiple layers of paint are applied to represent “…the elements of nature both above and below the earth’s surface and the meaning those elements hold for us.” These, unlike her paintings from The Fields Project, a nine day artist immersion experience, that show a simple picture of what she witnessed in rural Illinois, are symbolic pattern repetitions. While the Fields project realistically portrayed the Midwest; realism and beauty encompassed in water colors.
Each piece and series is unique, and surely the same will be said for “A Thousand Acres”. So if you like watercolors and are a fan of the Midwest or if you just need something to do to pass the time; why not stop by the Library and take a journey upstairs.?
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