FABRIC AS VEHICLE

Carol Sloane at the Gibbs Library

July + August 2022

ART RECEPTION – Thursday, August 4, 5-6:30pm

Gibbs Library is pleased to present an exhibition of oil paintings by Carol Sloane, a founding member of our town of Washington’s art community and gallery spaces. The range and reach of Carol’s work traces her passion for landscape, portraiture, still life, and marking the passage of time. We are featuring a collection of her early work.

Sloane was born in New York City. She earned a Bachelor of Science in fine arts from Skidmore College in 1967 and, in the 1990’s, was a student at the Art Students League of New York. Sloane moved to Maine in 1972, first living in Montville and then in Washington, where she resided for 45 years before settling seaside in Rockland 5 years ago. She has held residencies on Monhegan Island, Maine, as well as in Vermont, New Mexico, and Ireland. Sloane has exhibited widely in Maine, in both solo and group shows in Washington, Damariscotta, Belfast, Falmouth, Rockland, and Portland, including the Maine Jewish The Museum, the Portland Museum of Art and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art when it was in Rockport. More information at carolsloanemaine.com

 

Artist’s Statement:

The idea of using fabric as a detail that draws the eye and satisfies the desire for pattern and color was a big muscle for Matisse, Picasso and endless other artists. I learned to use stripes to describe the volume of a pillow in a basic drawing class back in my early student days and I got seduced by the experience….

Photo: PearScape I, oil on canvas