Textile Art by Lee Sproull and Mixed Media by Eva Lin Fahey
Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library (20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060, Northampton MA)
**Reception: Saturday July 8, 3-5 pm**
LEE SPROULL Inspired by the Valley
I live in the woods on the western side of the Pioneer Valley, with long views of the Valley and Connecticut River before me. My art is inspired by the light, colors, shapes, and textures that surround me. I use quilt-making tools, materials, and techniques to create abstract art in which I explore ideas about perception and meaning. Many of the pieces in the exhibit build on branches and branching forms, which reference both literal and metaphorical meaning.
EVA LIN FAHEY Lost (Together)
Lost (Together) is centered around the intersection of cultural loss and the sense of hope that comes from relearning language and tradition in an attempt to pass along ancestral history to the next generation. Tied together by the push and pull of forgetting and remembering, the exhibit will welcome viewers to think deeply about their own heritage and what they hope to hold onto and pass along to generations to come.
Eva Lin Fahey is a painter and writer based in Western Massachusetts. Eva primarily works in water-based media to create abstracted, dream-like spaces. These spaces explore the interconnections between family, cultural hybridity, loss, and longing.
As one of over a quarter of a million children adopted internationally from China, her work exists within the context of this shared experience of cultural loss, personal migration, and separation. It is often centered around themes of motherhood, intergenerational ties, and the East Asian diaspora.