Exhibits at the Boston College Libraries

O'Neill Level Three Gallery Exhibits

Level Three Gallery is an exhibition area in the O'Neill Library. Faculty members and alumni are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals.
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Northern Sky
Collages by Stoney Conley, Professor in the Fine Arts Department

January - August 2015

Northern Sky exhibit poster

“I live under a northern sky. The light, its color, intensity, sensation, season, and length of day influence my psyche, mood, interior life and art practice. The long hours of daylight during summer and short hours during winter define our seasons, influence our lives, and distance us from our southern neighbors. Over the last couple of years I have made something between painting and collage. My collages are combinations of painted skies conjoined with tree forms. 'Painting with scissors' was what Matisse called his collage cut-outs. I cut out forms with a razor knife, a blunt tool compared to a brush. It forces one to simplify, to see the whole and not get lost in details.” -- Stoney Conley, professor, Fine Arts Department

“I live under a northern sky. The light, its color, intensity, sensation, season, and length of day influence my psyche, mood, interior life and art practice. The long hours of daylight during summer and short hours during winter define our seasons, influence our lives, and distance us from our southern neighbors. Over the last couple of years I have made something between painting and collage. My collages are combinations of painted skies conjoined with tree forms. 'Painting with scissors' was what Matisse called his collage cut-outs. I cut out forms with a razor knife, a blunt tool compared to a brush. It forces one to simplify, to see the whole and not get lost in details.” -- Stoney Conley, professor, Fine Arts Department

Northern Sky exhibit poster