Current Exhibition > Faculty Spotlight 2019

Carleen Sheehan, Cove Series (undertow) 2019, acrylic, gouache, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 34 in.
Carleen Sheehan, Cove Series (undertow) 2019, acrylic, gouache, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 34 in.

A central focus of CARLEEN SHEEHAN’S work is the intensity of contemporary space, with its accelerated temporal shifts and collaged eccentricities. Sheehan works through a process of accrual and erosion, layering image fragments within veils of transparent paint and iridescent glazes, creating a surface that reacts to changes in light and viewpoint. The imagery in her recent series, Cove(2018-19) celebrates the spectacle of the natural, depicting small fragments of ephemera in a state of flux: the movement and density of water, shifts in light, color and atmosphere.