September 17 – October 23, 2022
Debra Priestly, hymn, 2014, readymade, wood, paint and black flocking, 62” x 16” x 7”
About the Exhibit
Sept 17 – Oct 23, 2022
Opening Sept 17 4-7pm with a reception
“black” is an exhibition of new paintings, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia installations. The work explores the color black as a formal element while maintaining the idea that blackness possesses infinite possibility.
About Debra Priestly
Debra Priestly is a visual artist exploring themes of memory, ancestry, history and cultural preservation. Her work has been widely exhibited and is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York City. Collections include the Albany Institute of History and Art, Francis Greenburger Collection, Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts, Petrucci Family Foundation, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Sandor Family Collection. Awards include two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in Painting, Art Omi Residency, The Marie Walsh Sharpe’s The Space Program Residency and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Studio Immersion Project Fellowship. She holds an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA from The Ohio State University. Priestly lives and works in New York City and Upstate New York and is a Professor in the Art Department at Queens College, City University of New York.
Events Related to this Exhibition
SEPT 17, 4-7pm
© Debra Priestly, hymn, 2014, readymade, wood, paint and black flocking, 62” x 16” x 7”
© Debra Priestly, patoka hill 27, 2022, white ink on black Fabriano, diptych 16.5″ x 11.5″ each, framed
© Debra Priestly, black vessel 1, 2022, stoneware and terra sigillata, 12″ x 6″ x 6″
© Debra Priestly, mattoon 17.1, 17.6, 17.4, 17.7, 17.2, 17.5, 17.8, 17.10 & 17.9, 2022, Die cut arches paper collage and steel pins, 36″ x 36″ installation,12″ x 12″ each
About the Artist
Debra Priestly, strange fruit 32, 2016, monoprint, chine collé on hahnemühle paper, 14” x 14”
Debra Priestly is a visual artist exploring themes of memory, ancestry, history and cultural preservation. Her work has been widely exhibited and is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York City.