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Carol Collicutt

 

The Havana Series

 

 

Carol Collicutt, untitled XIII, The Havana Series, Mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 38 x 25 in.

UNTITLED XIII
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
38 x 25 in.
unframed, mounted on black gatorboard
$2,100

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Carol Collicutt, Untitled VIII, from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 14 in.

UNTITLED VIII
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
21 x 14 in.
unframed, mounted on black gatorboard
$750

 

Carol Collicutt, Untitled X, from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 14 in.

UNTITLED X
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
21 x 14 in.
unframed, mounted on black gatorboard
$750

 

 

Carol Collicutt, Untitled XIV, from the Havana Series, mixed media, 14 x 10 in.

UNTITLED XIV
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
14 x 10 in.
framed
$475

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Carol Collicutt, Untitled V, from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 14 in.

UNTITLED V
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
21 x 14 in.
unframed, mounted on black gatorboard
$750

 

Carol Collicutt, Untitled VII, from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 14 in.

UNTITLED VII
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
21 x 14 in.
framed
$900

Carol Collicutt, untitled III from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 14 x 10 in.

UNTITLED III
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
14 x 10 in.
framed
$475

 

 

Carol Collicutt, untitled I from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 14 x 10 in.

UNTITLED I
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
14 x 10 in.
framed
$475

 

Carol Collicutt, untitled II from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 14 x 10 in.

UNTITLED II
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
14 x 10 in.
framed
$475

Carol Collicutt, Untitled VII, from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 14 in.

UNTITLED VI
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
21 x 14 in.
unframed, mounted on black gatorboard
$750

 

Carol Collicutt, Untitled IX, from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 14 in.

UNTITLED IX
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
21 x 14 in.
framed
$900

Carol Collicutt, Untitled XI, from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 14 in.

UNTITLED XI
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
21 x 14 in.
unframed, mounted on black gatorboard
$750

 

Carol Collicutt, Untitled XII, from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 14 in.

UNTITLED XII
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
21 x 14 in.
unframed, mounted on black gatorboard
$750

 

 

Artist Statement

Two visits to Havana, Cuba in the late 1990's introduced me to the opulent, deteriorating, Spanish colonial architecture prevalent in the city.  I have since visited Havana many times, and it continues to fascinate me.  On my return, I found that the photographs taken there spoke to the concerns I had been dealing with in my work for many years.

My work typically addresses the themes of permanence/impermanence, deterioration, decay, and the effects of time on landscape, objects and architecture.  Inherent in these themes is the decline of the urban landscape, the effect of pollution, and the results of excess or neglect.

I began using black and white photographs, enlarged, photocopied, or printed, and collaged onto a paper ground as a starting point; then by extrapolating the architectural lines of the buildings with loosely suggested, gestural strokes of colour, the work took on a paradoxical quality.  The foreground, or painted part of the image was loose and painterly, whereas the photograph, usually placed vaguely in the centre of the painting, often at an angle, was in sharper focus.  I found this interesting, in that the eye usually works in the opposite way – the foreground being clear and the background fading away into softer focus.  This visual play was what intrigued me while I was making this work.  At times I painted into the collaged photographs, blurring the lines between the sharply real and the imagined. 

The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of artsnb.

Carol Collicutt


 

 

Carol Collicutt, untitled IV from the Havana Series, mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 14 in.

UNTITLED IV
from the Havana Series
mixed media on Stonehenge paper
21 x 14 in.
framed
$900


 

 

Carol Collicutt was born and grew up in Halifax graduating from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, and later from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Education. She received her art training at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, where she focused on drawing and painting.

She has maintained a studio in Fredericton for almost 30 years. Primarily a mixed media artist, she has recently turned to photography as a vehicle for her work on memory and identity, themes which have permeated her work for many years.

She has been the recipient of many grants from the Province of New Brunswick and the NB Arts Board, including 5 Creation B grants in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2012, and her work is represented in the New Brunswick Art Bank as well as many corporate and private collections.

She was President of Gallery Connexion 2004 – 2010, and her involvement with the Board of Gallery Connexion extends back some 20 years. During her tenure as President, Gallery Connexion received the TD Canada Trust and NB Foundation for the Arts Excellence award for Arts Organization of the Year for 2006.

Carol has participated in many solo and group exhibitions at such venues as Gallery Connexion, the University Club Gallery at the University of New Brunswick, the City of Saint John Galleries in Saint John, the CBC Georges Goguen Gallery in Moncton, ArtsPlace in Annapolis Royal NS, eyelevelgallery, and the Mary E Black Gallery in Halifax.

Her work was also part of the group exhibition The Exquisite Corpse curated by Tom Smart at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 1993.

Her large photographs of eyes were shown at the Beaverbrook Gallery in the Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition 2007, curated by Tom Lovett of Winnipeg.

She has participated in special projects such as the Artist-in-Residence program of the Fredericton Arts Alliance from 2002 to the present, has taught many mixed media workshops, including at the NB College of Craft and Design during the summers as part of the City of Fredericton EdVentures program, and as an  instructor for evening classes.