80 Audobon St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) presents new work by Hillary Charnas (Glastonbury, CT) and Rebecca Murtaugh (Brooklyn, NY), prizewinners of the 2013 juried exhibition How Simple Can You Get? Robert Storr, Professor of Painting and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University, served as juror. The Prizewinners show will be on view in CAWs Hilles Gallery from March 7 to April 3, 2014. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, March 7 from 5 to 7 pm. The public is invited to attend.
The jurors intent for the exhibition from which he chose Charnas and Murtaugh, was to assemble a collection of artwork in which complexity has been reduced to its most essential and visually arresting expression. Open to any visual media, the juried show ultimately included pieces that ranged from minimalist forms to intricate constructions.
Multimedia artist Hillary Charnas presents a selection of work from her series In A New Light, a collection of photographs that feature found objects reimagined and resurrected into two-dimensional abstract forms. It appears to the viewer that the artist has discovered and examined overlooked and neglected items that might once have occupied a place of belonging. By depicting the objects as specimens, Charnas has stripped away the ephemeral nature of familiarity, leaving the audience with images to decipher as they will.