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Kate McGloughlin: Requiem for Ashokan
March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) presents Kate McGloughlin: Requiem for Ashokan, on view from Sunday, March 24, 2019 through Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the Center’s Grace Ross Shanley Gallery at our main studio building in Mathews Park in Norwalk. The story of loss told through the artworks and didactic materials in this exhibition have their origins in the artist’s family heritage, one that has been impacted by the creation of the Ashokan Reservoir. The reservoir was created to provide water to the growing population of New York City by flooding the land, displacing the communities which resided in the Esopus Valley. McGloughlin began this project in September 2016, and over the course of several residencies and ongoing studio work, created a rich body of work culminating in prints, paintings, written text, a handmade artist’s book, and audio files collectively telling the story of the devastation her ancestors and other families in these communities experienced by this public works project. McGloughlin’s complete body of work narrates both side of the story from her family- the settlers and the immigrants both memorializing and attempting to heal the wound carried forward through subsequent generations.
CCP is pleased to share these works with our community in Norwalk and will hold an opening reception, free and open to the public, on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. In addition, an artists’ talk will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Grace Ross Shanley Gallery.
The Grace Ross Shanley Gallery is located in the Center for Contemporary Printmaking situated in Mathews Park at 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. It is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9-5 p.m., and Sundays 12 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. Please consult the website for details (http://www.contemprints.org).