Artist Andrae Green’s work featured in exhibit at Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Visitors to the Springfield Technical Community College’s Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery this fall will see work by Jamaican-born artist Andrae Green, who was inspired by a famous story about a girl named Alice.
The new exhibition of paintings and drawings, titled “Through the Looking Glass,” borrows its name and themes from the classic Lewis Carroll book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” according to an artist statement from Green.
The exhibit opened Sept. 13 and will run through Oct. 8. Green will speak about his work during a reception at the gallery on Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m.
In “Through the Looking Glass,” Green said he found an imaginative playground where he invents a fantasy world that serves as a backdrop for his paintings. It’s a major departure from his previous artwork, he said.
“This current body of work differs in that I am now looking externally as opposed to internally,” according to Green’s statement. “I’m now interested in the senses that are not quantifiable which we use to perceive the world: such as intuition, clairvoyance, and other feelings that lie outside the physical realm.”
While there may not be any recognizable characters from Carroll’s book, the themes explored in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” – rabbit holes, chasing time and quantum entanglement – run through the artist’s new body of work, Green said.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Green now lives in Springfield. While living in Jamaica, Green attended the St. Cecilia Preparatory School and Calabar High School. He went to the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, where he obtained a diploma in painting and was awarded the prize of Most Promising Student. Two years later he received a grant from the Chase Fund of Jamaica to attend the New York Academy of Art, where he received a master of fine arts in 2008.
In 2011 he was awarded a residency at the Contemporary Artists Center (CAC) at Woodside in Troy, N.Y.
Green’s paintings have been shown internationally, including in Jamaica. In 2012 he was one of two artists chosen to represent the Caribbean island nation in the fifth staging of the Beijing Biennale 2012.
In 2013, Green exhibited his first solo show at the UMass Student Art Gallery in Amherst. That same year, he was selected to the American delegation that represented the United States at the Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris.
The exhibit is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible. The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit http://www.andraegreen.com/ to view Green’s work.
Other exhibitions scheduled for later this fall:
“Afghanistan: Endgame,” by photojournalist Ben Brody. Brody’s war photographs will be on display Oct. 18-Nov. 12. He will speak about his work during a reception on Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m.
STCC Student Artwork, fall showcase. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students’ finest portfolios. A student artists’ reception will be held Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College presents six exhibits each academic year, featuring works by artists of local and national repute as well as STCC student work. The gallery is located in Building 28, first floor, on the Pearl Street side of the STCC campus. Due to ongoing construction on the STCC campus, we suggest visitors to the gallery use the Pearl Street entrance rather than main Federal Street entrance. The gallery is supported by the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Find the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery on Facebook or follow on Twitter @STCCArtGallery.
ABOUT SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 8,700 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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