2009 Goetemann Artist Residency
May 29 – June 26: Kathleen Volp
Kathleen Volp, an exceptionally accomplished mixed media artist and illustrator, is the first artist in residence for the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s 2009 Artist in Residency Program. Meet Ms. Volp at a Gallery Slide Talk on Tuesday, June 2, 7 pm, Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave. She will show slides of her past work and talk about the thought processes and techniques that are behind this fine body of work.
Kathleen Volp has an impressive resume of exhibitions, awards and residencies; and strong teaching credentials. Originally from Minneapolis, where she studied with Cork Marcheschi, the kinetic artist and Siah Armajani, the renowned conceptual artist, she then lived for several years in New York City where she received a BA in studio art and the social sciences from SUNY Empire State College. She currently resides Concord, MA.
The series Immobile Nature, constructions of individually tooled aluminum relief pieces assembled and nailed to cradled wood panels, took its inspiration primarily from Dutch still lifes. Her current work is small mixed media psychological still lifes, primarily oil paint and digital transfers on cloth and wood.
July 19 – August 23: Michele E. Carter
Michelle Carter, an abstract landscape painter, will be the second artist in residence for the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s 2009 Artist in Residency Program. Michelle will present a Gallery Slide Talk on at 7pm Tuesday, July 21 at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave. She will show slides of her past work and talk about the thought processes and techniques that are behind her current series of abstract landscapes.
Michelle Carter is a landscape painter who paints from nature and simultaneously explores a less representational vocabulary in large studio compositions. Her most recent paintings reflect her interest in abstract expressionism’s connection to landscape. Michelle holds degrees from Vassar College, Brandeis University, and the Massachusetts College of Art where she recently completed a Masters in Fine Art program.
August 23 – 28: Karin Rosenthal: Distinguished Artist & Teacher in Residence
Sept 10 – Oct 9: Melinda Hannigan
Melinda Hannigan is a painter from the Pacific Northwest, a region rich in maritime history as well as an active modern shipping center. The inspiration for her paintings comes from the working side of the maritime world, the colors and textures of tankers, containerships and rusty old bulk carriers. Her work focuses on close-ups of the rusted scrapes, drips and smears and characteristic lettering and numbers that give each vessel a distinct personality. Melinda has had several solo exhibitions in the Northwest and has won numerous awards for her work.