Selected works of Deirdre Day will be on exhibition at Green Kill from March 2, 2019 until March 20, 2019 along with works by four other artists including Giancarlo Fellippi, Nina Kossman, Dorothea Osborn and Sparrow.
Best hours to view this exhibition are 3-6 PM Tuesday-Saturday.
The opening celebration will be on Saturday, March 2 from 5-7 PM. Please join these five unique artists.
About This Exhibition of Collage by Deirdre Day
Constructed out of collage over coat hangers and wood pulp packing materials, Butterfly/Suture is an installation created throughout the 2018 through early 2019. The themes that emerge relate primarily to the role of women in PostWar America, drawing primarily on materials directed at women which cast them as pinup, mother, wife and most often—consumer. This work arises out of much of my earlier work but is the largest and most ambitious collage work I have undertaken. With more than 300 separate elements –each one containing its own narrative—Butterfly/Suture seeks to immerse the viewer in a whole composed of thousands of scraps.
Previous Exhibitions of Deirdre Day
A selection of Deirdre Day’s collage works was on exhibition at Green Kill from March 3 to March 30, 2018, Tuesday through Saturday, 3 to 9 PM. The opening will be on March 3 from 5 to 8 PM.
About Deirdre Day
Deirdre Day spend her childhood– first in England and later in Rochester, NY–in her room making pictures and writing stories. Later at Brown University, she majored in Semiotics with the emphasis on poetry and painting but drifted gradually towards writing. As a copywriter in NYC and then an academic and a writer, she surrounded herself with books and words.
But the words kept morphing into pictures and the books kept becoming the material for art rather than for abstract thought.
Obsessed with the archaeology of dead knowledge, she gathered encyclopedia and old magazines splicing them into dramatic visual representations of a past that shapes the present. Like the cinematic idea of ‘suture’, the collage bridges disparity and creates a narrative.
She moved to the Rosendale NY in 2013 and has since been filling her attic with old paper and working on her illustrated memoir, “The Book of Martyrs.”