July 21 through August 13 Artists Reception July 21 from 5:30 to 8pm
Elizabeth Ann McNally is an artist and printmaker residing in New Britain Connecticut. She chooses to work in both representational and non-objective styles. Key elements in her representational work are humor, animals, and the graphic use of line. In her non-objective art, color, line, pattern and the properties of the material and medium are the sole focus of compositions.
Elizabeth has a bachelor’s of fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a focus in drawing and printmaking. After graduation, her work was chosen to represent SAIC in admissions slide shows and on the SAIC website. She has work in the collection of the Children’s Library at the Chicago Field Museum. She won honorable mention awards in Mystic Art Association’s 45th Regional Juried Show and honorable mention in the professional category for CRT’s 2015 National Art’s Program show in Connecticut. Elizabeth and her solo show, “Playful,” in the Barnes Franklin Gallery, was featured in the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s blog, “Artists Spotlight”.
Artist Statement Creating, experimenting, and hopefully leaving my mark on things is what I live for. There is nothing more fulfilling than creating a piece of art and then sharing it as an extension of myself. It is fascinating to see how viewers bring different associations and interpretations to life in viewing art. I consider myself primarily a printmaker, but I frequently enjoy creating drawings, paintings, and collage. There are countless techniques to be discovered in printmaking and I have been in love with the medium since my first semester at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Printmaking often involves large heavy equipment, can be physically exhausting, messy, unpredictable, and I love it! My choice of subject matter is both representational and non-objective. My representational works expresses humor and frivolity of everyday life through the foil of animals and their nature. I believe most people relate and identify with animals as extensions of themselves. In my non-objective works, I let color, line, pattern and the properties of the material and medium be the focus of the composition.
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