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A Carnival Spectacular

Just in time for some Summer fun, the UConn Stamford Art Gallery is pleased to present the art works of Tracy Collamore Powers, entitled “A CARNIVAL SPECTACULAR!” The exhibit will show from July 21th through August 28th 2014. An opening reception will be held on Saturday July 26th from 2-4 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public.

 

Rock N Roll, oil on canvas

Rock N Roll, oil on canvas

Describing her paintings, Tracy says that “The amusement park is the landscape of the modern American condition, where happiness is monetary, and spirituality is the defiance of our physical limitations. My work explores this new frontier of American culture, where the beauty of the natural world is denied in favor of an artificial Utopia. I explore these commonplace environments as representation of the social, economic, and spiritual conflicts…whereas once I predominately focused on the physical momentum within the painting, I find myself discovering the more sensitive imagery of the human condition. In a carnival environment, all of our senses are challenged to act, all at once.”

 

Storm, oil on linen

Storm, oil on linen

 

Tracy Collamore Powers is an artist member of First Street Gallery in NYC, and currently serves on the Executive Board as Secretary. She is also an associate faculty member at Post University teaching Art History. Her works have been exhibited extensively throughout the region.

 

 

Whac a mole, oil on linen

Whac a mole, oil on linen

About the Gallery: is a large, inviting space located off the Main Concourse, which serves as the heart of the Uconn campus in downtown Stamford. Free parking is available in the UConn garage located just off the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Boulevard. The Gallery is open during the Summer Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. For more information including directions, call (203) 251-8400 or visit the website at www.artgallery.stamford.uconn.edu

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