SLO Provisions

Friday, June 2, 2017

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
SLO Provisions
1255 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo
, CA
805 439 4298

SLO Provisions is pleased to present the work of Joyce Conlon during the month of June.

Originally from New England, Joyce has a BFA from Pratt Institute, An MA in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts and an MFA from Hartford Art School. Her family moved to Marin County in 2013.

Joyce has exhibited her work on both sides of the United States and in Europe including: Startup Art Fair at Hotel del Sol, San Francisco, Galeria Tetove in Tetovo, Macedonia, Galeria Qahili in Prishtina, Kosovo, Galeria Centar in Podgorica, Montenegro, Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Silpe Gallery at the University of Hartford, Hartford CT.

She received an artist grant from the Vermont Studio Center and a Travel Grant from the University of Hartford. She was awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and was an invited participant at Artist Symposia in Carei, Romania and Struga, Macedonia.

Artist’s Statement:

As an adult who went to live with my adopted family around the age of one, I have begun to wonder whether I came to abstraction because much of what I have to convey is preverbal.

In this never-ending experiment with paint, I apply acrylics, house paint, and spray paint with brush, roller, or paint knife. I pour and spread paint onto disposable palette sheets and print the result onto the painting surface. I scrape, sand, buff, and burnish the surface. I create shapes using cut paper and found objects as stencils as well as painting freehand. Exploring themes of time and place, and the boundaries humans impose on the landscape, I am forever building up and peeling back the layers of each painting’s history and creating a new narrative.