8 ROOMS: New Show at the Sanford Gallery

Taken from a press release from the Northampton Arts Council Blog.

Friday, June 27th marks the opening of 8 ROOMS, new work by local artist Sally Clegg. The Sanford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking will host a reception from 6-8pm.

The show will be comprised of 8 prints—8 Rooms—created by the artist in Zea Mays Printmaking's non-toxic studio facility, as well as large collages built from dozens of proofs created in the making of those original images.

The exhibition conveys the experience of hypervigilance: a heightened state of sensitivity to one's environment where ordinary spaces and their contents are perceived by the brain in a contorted way.

The artist brings the viewer into each room, allowing them to experience real and imagined spaces through this lens. Then, in the collages, the rooms are manipulated once again and become something entirely different.

About the Artist:
Sally Clegg is a Northampton based painter, printmaker and illustrator. She is a recipient of a 2013/2014 Spring Grant from the Northampton Arts Council.

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