In A Good Light – Carol Ivey

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In A Good Light – Carol Ivey

December 6, 2013-February 1, 2014

      Artspace 111 announces the show In a Good Light, featuring new paintings and drawings from Carol Ivey.  The exhibition will be on display beginning Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. and will run through February 1, 2014. Enjoy beer and wine by Ben E Keith. Artspace111 is free and open to the public.

Pomegranate Grouping, 2013, Carol Ivey, oil on canvas, 24 x 32”

Pomegranate Grouping, 2013, Carol Ivey, oil on canvas, 24 x 32”

Carol Ivey’s subject matter consists of found objects, including fruit and flowers from the garden, bird nests, cracked and broken vases, and drying sunflowers.  These ordinary objects are elevated beyond their everyday value in Ivey’s carefully arranged, serene compositions.  Her studio, located in the Near East Side of Fort Worth, plays a vital role in her paintings and drawings.  The north-facing, arched windows flood her studio with muted sunlight, casting a cool, diffused light over her subjects.  Ivey elaborates, “The muted windows act as a screen, admitting light into the interior while revealing few details of the outside.  Objects are both illuminated and obscured by this backlighting.”

Carol Ivey, Studio with Magnolia Leaves, oil on canvas 68 x 48"

Carol Ivey, Studio with Magnolia Leaves, oil on canvas 68 x 48"

The Fort Worth based artist received a BFA in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971.  Ivey has taught numerous workshops and classes and has served as juror on exhibitions across north Texas.  In 2013 and 2009 Ivey was a finalist in the Hunting Art Prize in Houston.  Ivey has won awards for her submissions in Preservation is the Art of the City in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012.  Her work is included in the collections of Baylor All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth; Diabetes and Thyroid Center of Fort Worth; Fidelity Investments, Boston; Frito-Lay, Inc, Dallas; and Texas Instruments, Dallas.  Ivey is currently represented by Artspace111 in Fort Worth, Texas and by The Hunt Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.