The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Friday, June 20, 2014

8 ROOMS New Work by Sally Clegg

Friday, June 27th marks the opening of 8 ROOMS, new work by local artist Sally Clegg. The Sanford
Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking will host a reception from 6-8pm.

The show will be comprised of 8 prints—8 Rooms—created by the artist in Zea Mays Printmaking's
non-toxic studio facility, as well as large collages built from dozens of proofs created in the making of
those original images.

The exhibition conveys the experience of hypervigilance: a heightened state of sensitivity to one's
environment where ordinary spaces and their contents are perceived by the brain in a contorted way.

The artist brings the viewer into each room, allowing them to experience real and imagined spaces
through this lens. Then, in the collages, the rooms are manipulated once again and become
something entirely different.

About the Artist
Sally Clegg is a Northampton based painter, printmaker and illustrator. She is a recipient of a

2013/2014 Spring Grant from the Northampton Arts Council.

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