A Continued Dialogue with Paint
by Taryn Plumb
For Carol Gove, it’s all about the dynamism, the fluidity and the lively play between texture, lines and shapes.
“It’s the back and forth between collage and paint, of push and pull, as you’re working,” explained the Peterborough, N.H.-based collage artist, originally trained as a graphic designer. “It’s kind of a continued dialogue, a discussion with the painting as you’re creating it.”
Her charismatic, thought-provoking work will be on display in “Continuum” from November 9 through January 22 at the Carney Gallery at Regis College in Weston. The one-woman show will highlight close to two dozen pieces of mixed- media collage on panel, as well as traditional paper collage, spanning the last four years. Gove, whose artist’s reception will be held on December 6 from noon to 3 p.m., said she particularly sought to emphasize the evolution of her craft over a period of time.
“It will feature different bodies of work, with the unifying theme of mixed- media collage and abstract expression,” she explained. “Viewers will be able to see how the work has changed and grown.”