Distancing: In a Time of Pandemic
Cecil College’s Art and Design Program Virtual Gallery presents:
“Distancing: In a Time of Pandemic”
Works of Jane Kavanagh Morton and Nancy Kavanagh O’Neill
Cecil College’s presentation of the “Distancing: In a Time of Pandemic” exhibition is now on display in the Art and Design Program’s Virtual Gallery. The exhibition will be on display from October 2 through November 27.
Two sisters explore social distancing and pathways that seem to fade in and out, as well as connections that endure. (Clay, encaustic wax, pigment, copper, photography and found materials. Some pieces are collaborative, and others stand apart as individual works while still connecting in “conversation” with each other.)
“My sister Jane, fellow artist and friend, has always been part of my stories. Although she lives 75 miles north of me, we have both made hundreds of trips back and forth, at times meeting somewhere in the middle. The pandemic changed all that, as it changed all of our lives in an unprecedented way. Jane and I decided to defy the distance by collaborating on artwork, and, with the help of the U.S. Postal Service, we have these pieces to share with you.”
“Jane makes copper sculptures and attaches them to wood boards, then ships them to me, not unlike letters and postcards mailed across time or across an ocean, a message in a box. And I unwrap each piece and answer in kind with wax, and pigment, and ink, ephemera of all sorts. And so, a conversation is created, one that reflects our lives in this uncertain time.”