The Art Gallery of the College of Staten Island in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) is pleased to present Domesticity, a group exhibition that explores domesticity as a psychological charged space, from Tuesday, Feb. 28 to Saturday, Apr. 1.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Mar. 2 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The artists Jaclyn Dooner (painting), Patty Horing (painting) and Zoë Sheehan Saldaña (sculpture) will be present.
A Gallery talk will be held on Thursday, Mar. 9 from 2:30-4:00 pm. Please join us for this event as well.
About the artists:
Jaclyn Dooner received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in May 2015 and her BFA from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. Through the Academy, she was awarded a residency at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul, Turkey. Several of her recent works are part of U.S. ambassador to Denmark John L. Loeb Jr.’s permanent collection, which is noted for including the largest private collection of Vilhelm Hammershoi paintings outside of Denmark.
Before returning to graduate school, Jaclyn was an Art Director, working on some of the world’s most respected brands, including American Express, Bacardi, and Nestle. After seven years in advertising, Jaclyn went back to her true passion: painting.
Her most recent work embraces the cathartic role that art can achieve. Jaclyn draws on light as a powerful force in her paintings. A thorough examination of light–metaphorically, in personal and public interiors–plays an integral role in Jaclyn’s paintings
She lives and works in her native city, New York.
Patty Horing’s practice focuses on figurative, psychological, and narrative painting. She works out of her studio in Long Island City, NY and is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery in Chelsea.
A recent graduate of the New York Academy of Art (MFA 2015), Patty became a painter following a career in marketing and after having children. What began as a meditative hobby quickly became an obsession, a passion, and eventually, a career.
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her art considers what it means to make something by hand in the contemporary moment. She fabricates handmade duplicates of typically mass-produced objects, and then deploys her creations in various environments. The scent of generosity that pervades her work often carries a whiff of guile. The artist states, “I’m motivated by curiosity, enchantment, and a sense of desperate optimism in the face of the ferocious disconnection that characterizes daily life in the post-industrial U.S. I prefer to make problems, not solutions. My hope is that the art I create provokes unsettledness, to make us consider, once again, that which we thought we knew.”
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña was born in Massachusetts in 1973. She studied at Oberlin College, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally. She is a Professor at Baruch College/CUNY.