Contemporary Art Project Space
92 Central Avenue Tarrytown NY 10591
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A solo exhibition of works by Noël Hennelly
May 7th – June 13th, 2021
Opening reception: Friday, May 7th 7-10 pm
*The reception is an outdoor, masked, socially distanced gathering with limited gallery entry of a few visitors at a time.
Regular Hours: Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 10 am-4 pm, Sundays 12-4pm
*closed May 28th – 30th for Memorial Day weekend
Noël Hennelly’s work is primarily sculptural – using construction, fabrication and assembly, along with combines incorporating shapes and images drawn from industry and the natural world. The primary materials are wood, with metal elements, fasteners and supports, often mobilized on casters. The works are layered, hinged, wrapped, and pinned. Pieces interact with all surfaces of the space: suspended from the ceiling, standing, rolling, and bolted to the wall. The methods of attachment allow some works to move with air currents or rock when jostled. There is a marked contrast in scale: some close to the floor, others 10 -12 feet in height. The colors are generally subdued: mainly black, silver and wood, along with brilliant polychromed pieces.
The current show, Fables is concerned with the tension between the need for a connection to the natural world — and the acknowledgment that in a fundamental way the built environment isolates us from nature. Mythical language, art and poetry can be seen as devotionals expressing the longing of the creature for its source. The installation intrudes into the center of the room, forcing the onlooker to maneuver around the pieces, privileging close encounter over distance.
PeepSpace is a project space for emerging and established artists to share their practice and vision with a wider audience. Founded in 2020 by Monica Carrier & Jane Kang Lawrence.