MANCHESTER, Conn. (March 25, 2019) – The visiting artist series at Manchester Community College continues with artist/printmaker Carol Wax on Tuesday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in the SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Wax — who began as a printmaker but has expanded her mediums to paper and painting — will discuss her work and its evolution. She originally trained to be a classical musician at the Manhattan School of Music, but later found she had fallen in love with printmaking.
Wax uses several mediums including drawing, pastel, painting (oil, gouache, watercolor) and mezzotint engraving. She is inspired by commonplace objects that she says she perceives as mystical, as well as simple vintage appliances and devices that she exaggerates to create fantastic creatures and monuments to represent technology and consumer trends.
Her career as a printmaker began when she was asked by the renowned print dealer Sylvan Cole to exhibit at Associated American Artists Gallery. Wax has gained much recognition and numerous awards, including two fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Louise Nevelson Award for Excellence in Printmaking from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Selections of her work are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York and Boston Public Libraries, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Library of Congress and the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.
The talk is sponsored by MCC Foundation.