Conduit Gallery presents Carrie Marill: Sculptural Paintings opening reception
Throughout her career Carrie Marill has worked with paint media on paper with precise detailed imagery that distill a wide range of topics related to modern life both universal and personal. Bodies of work have included; animal and land conservation, String Theory, items in the auctioned off estate of the Duke of Windsor, Persian miniatures and modern art history. With her new sculptural paintings, Marill continues to engage art history, beginning with Jean Arp’s three-dimensional wooden wall hangings, while also attempting to square the divergent approaches to artmaking so often at odds with each other; Technology and the Handmade.
The works in Sculptural Paintings are a response to the challenge of integrating the hand of the artist into technology and pushing the boundaries of painting by representing it in a sculptural form. Each construction begins as a drawing by the artist who then worked with an architect to translate the rendering into the 3D computer program Rhino. The digital files were then used to mill the form from MDF with a CNC Routing Machine before being sanded and painted by Marill.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 15.