Western New England University hosts ‘Possibility of Space’ exhibit

Date: 9/12/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Western New England University Art Gallery will host “Possibility of Space,” an exhibit by artist and independent curator Kim Carlino, from Sept. 7 to Oct. 2.

The gallery, located in the St. Germain Campus Center, will host an opening reception on Sept. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Carlino will offer insight into her work during a gallery talk on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. General art gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All events are free and open to the public.

“My work begins with the physicality of the process of painting. The materiality of the watercolor and ink pooling onto the surface forming striations and islands of pigment resembling distant galaxies or topography of a fabricated landscape,” Carlino said. “Looking for shapes, gaps and forms that intrigue me or elicit the interaction of line, I begin to assert a dialectic between the organic form and an imposed, self-created geometric language of line. The process is part intuitive and part guided structure of an embodied visual language.”

Carlino received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). She also studied at the New School and Drawing Room in NYC. She is a recipient of the Gordon Scholarship for Fine Art, Vice Chancellor’s Purchase Award and a 2011 Art Grant from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Carlino was the winner of a solo competition at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston juried by Al Miner, assistant curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and was invited to curate the annual Dialogue with a Collection at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst.