Current Exhibit– Moving Parts” by Jen Abbott-Tillou
Feb 1 – Mar 14, 2020

Jen Abbott-Tillou has been creating multimedia sculpture and mobiles for three decades.  Following a career in physical therapy, fitness and yoga as a primary focus for a stretch, she now dedicates her time in her art studio/Gallery in Torrington.  Using industrial material, copper, driftwood, ostrich eggs, colorful Lucite and various found objects, she creates simple work with complex meaning.  Her exhibit will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery in Washington from February 1 through March 14, 2020.

Abbot-Tillou shares “Much of the work that I create is somewhat autobiographical.  Each piece, even the very first sculpture I made in 1990 – a simple copper fish sunk into a cedar trunk – reflects an experience, both painful and beautiful, from my life. Conflict and the juxtaposition of beauty and pain is prominent in my work. Combining something clean and modern with something corroded and rusty; something functional with something fanciful, is a statement on what it means to live this life.”

Jen shows her work by appointment in her gallery, Gallery7Studio across from the Warner Theater at 79 Main Street, Torrington.  Her work can also be found at The Hen’s Nest in Washington Depot, as well as private collections across New England.

Next Exhibit– Megan Marden’s “Recent Paintings” Opens March 21, 2020

Megan Marden, a Danbury, CT native, teaches art history, painting and drawing as an Associate Professor at Post University as well as an Adjunct Professor at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Ct.  The artist paints in oil, filling her canvas with rooms and spaces, along with the amalgamation of items found there.

Marden’s work has been shown both in group exhibits as well as solo exhibits in the Connecticut and New York area.  Gunn Library Stairwell Gallery in Washington is pleased to have her exhibit her work from March 21 through May 2, 2020.

Marsden: “In my paintings, I try to communicate a specificity of place that is non-visual—the musty, attic-like smell, the sounds of an old building and a framing shop next-door. The sense of being in the center of a small city, but also feeling isolated and disconnected from it.”

 

 

For further information, please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunnstaff@biblio.org. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT. For library hours and to learn more about Gunn’s programs and events visit gunnlibrary.org.