Claire McConaughy: Recent Paintings

Exhibition Dates: July 15 - August 9, 2014

Reception: Thursday, July 17, 6 - 8 pm

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The Painting Center is pleased to present an exhibition of Recent Paintings by Claire McConaughy. McConaughy makes open-ended visual fictions. Her recent body of work combines representation and painterly abstraction. Pulling imagery from a wide variety of sources such as literature, poetry, dreams, family photos, art historical references and her imagination, she constructs meaning through intuitive combinations and formal painting concerns. At times the scenes are everyday domestic interiors or a typical view of a figurative subject, but the scene is often infused with elements that transform the commonplace into a poetic interpretation. Claire McConaughy lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has exhibited in in the New York area and is the recipient of several artist residencies. Visit for more information.