Candice Smith Corby
This body of work, from an ongoing and growing series Love Notes Across Time, takes inspiration from literature, familial and personal love stories, poetry, song lyrics, dreams, memories, and the pleasure in observing treasured objects. Paintings vary from quick impressions to more investigative explorations. Some are more like fleeting thoughts. Through my combined efforts of studio research, teaching, and recurring travel to Italy, this new work reflects a continual investigation and interest in color and the origin of pigments and traditional materials. By rediscovering studio recipes from historic sources and re-enacting their applications within a contemporary context, process and image commingle and become a poetic metaphor for distance, loss, and desire.
Candice Smith Corby received a BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art and a MFA in painting from MassArt. In 2014, she was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist and in 2008 a Fellow in Painting. She received a Dave Bown Project grant in 2011, was an Awesome Foundation and Berkshire Taconic Artist Resource Fund grantee in 2013. Her work is in the collections of Fidelity Investments, the Wellington Management Company, Cosmit-Italy, and Framingham State College. She is a co-‐founder of an arts collective, The Bottega, which offers workshops in Italy in traditional media such as fresco painting as well as those which share culinary, cultural, and art-making connections. Smith Corby is the Gallery Director and Asst. Professor in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.