This very special benefit exhibition of work by Carolyn M. Bardos will be in the Farmhouse Gallery through mid-July. The artist is donating 50% of all proceeds from sales at this show to JAG Productions and 50% to Craigardan.
“JAG Productions was formed with the mission to produce classic and contemporary African-American theatre; to serve as an incubator of new work that excites broad intellectual engagement; and thereby, to catalyze compassion, empathy, love, and community through shared understandings of the humankind through the lens of the African-American experience.”
"Most of the pieces that make up this body of work, notably the geometric drawings, emerged over the course of the winter of 2017-2018, a season of dire weather and ever more dangerous U.S. politics. During sunless day after sunless day, with temperatures dropping to negative-28 degrees Fahrenheit, I struggled for psychological and emotional stability. The processes of drawing straight lines and mixing paints into vibrant colors became therapy for the psyche, but also training for the mind and tonic for the spirit. With the swamp that has not drained one drop as an ever-present threat, I took those lines and those hues and made my case for survival. " Carolyn M. Bardos
Artist Carolyn Maher Bardos paints and writes and, these days, also runs Stone Hole Press L3C, a micro-press that publishes beautiful books by authors who know their stuff. Born in Newburgh, New York, she resides for the moment in rural Vermont. She is an American whose many privileges inspire conflicting feelings of gratitude and shame. Her sadness and anger about inequity motivate her to contribute time, money, and energy to organizations and coalitions at the forefront of today’s vital pushback against the white capitalist patriarchy.
Farmhouse Gallery highlights artists of all genres and mediums. Exhibitions are concurrent with work by artists-in-residence and connect -or challenge- the larger mission and vision of Craigardan.