The Arnold Art Gallery in Mason will feature collage paintings by Carole Greer during March. The exhibit opens Sunday March 9, and the exhibit remains open until April 1.
Carole Greer, a descendent from Kansas famers of Irish descent, is a retired drawing professor emeritus from the Texas State University at Ssn Marcos Texas. Her creative career spans from the early 60’s where she designed women’s clothing and was an illustrator for Hallmark greeting cards. She is a much awarded artist who has shown nationally and internationally.
Greer’s exhibition record is extensive. She has exhibited works in juried competitions both in the state of Texas and nationally. Of her 29 academic and creative awards, 19 were for juried competitions, an honor that includes jurors from such esteemed institutions as the Dallas Museum of Art, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. In 2006, she received a National Color Award for work exhibited in a show in Stamford, CT, where the presiding juror was curator Tricia Paik, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Highly personal and heavily symbolic, Her work uses notions, literal and figurative, from her life past and present and it asks the viewer to draw on their own frame of reference to build a dialogue with the work through the use of these symbols. In describing the work, Carole says:
“The symbols in my work are personal. The materials are part of the symbols. Often I am not aware of the meaning, yet during the creative process, the meaning evolves into different ideas.”
Everyone is invited to meet the artist at a reception between 1 - 3 Sunday afternoon March 9 at the Arnold Art Gallery. For more information, contact Joyce Arnold at arnoldartgallery.com or 325-347-6272.