Cornwall Library Welcomes Painter and Sculptor to Artists’ Exhibition | New
CORNWALL – The Cornwall Library’s second exhibition since it reopened to the public features artist Camilla Marie Dahl, who works in two mediums –
sculpture and painting. Much of his sculpture is figurative work, while his paintings are mainly landscapes. Not just any landscape though. These are scenes familiar to residents of the northwest corner, such as daylight on haystacks, inspired by the hometown of Dahl, Cornwall. They are represented in a unique way by its incorporation of mysterious (one could even say symbolic) figures, as well as by its choice of materials.
Creatively combining straw, steel, pumice and paint, Dahl says she aims to create “a colorful, introspective reality that is both curious and calm.” She explains further: “I am working to build a tactile world that celebrates sunlight, stillness and open space, and is not beholden to our hierarchical understanding of it. Through a mixture of traditional and experimental techniques and materials, I construct textured, often sculptural paintings. Dahl would like viewers to remember from both his bronze and steel sculpture and his painting the “meditative and narrative quality” of the works. His vision shows wisdom in young people: “I hope to encourage a defense of humility over ego and a better appreciation of moments of light, beauty or beauty.
the stillness that we can encounter in our daily life.
Dahl was born in 1993 in Sharon, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BS from Skidmore College and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She was awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Fellowship in 2019 and 2021 and in 2019 she obtained a residency at La Ceiba Grafica in Veracruz, Mexico. Camilla’s work is collected internationally. She has exhibited in galleries in New York and Connecticut, including the Silvermine Gallery in New Canaan and Five Points in Torrington, as well as in international exhibitions such as the IFPDA Print Fair. Last fall, her work was auctioned off at Sotheby’s in New York. His website is: https://www.camillamariedahl.com
The work will be on display at the Cornwall Library until August 25. The library phone is 860-672-6874.