“Humanity of Horses,”-paintings by Judith Corrigan of Bridgeport, opens at the Nylen Gallery with a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. It runs through Nov. 12. Reception: Friday, October 7th, 5:30- 7:30pm.
The gallery, owned by Black Rock’s Wendy Nylen, sent this release:
DaVinci said: “Art is not a thing of the eye ? it is a thing of the mind. Every mature genuine artist must come to the realization that their work is a psychic self-portrait; a self-history.”
It’s clear that Judith Corrigan has arrived at that place with her work. Her work is the unfolding of her subconscious images; those images we all have that are a record of our felt experiences. She deals with her connections to her past, to her world and to her present.
Her work is vibrant, energetic, and direct. She combines the spontaneous with critical assessment. The beginning artist explores, as does the mature artist; the difference is that the mature artist ? finds. Judith has found a voice, and a soul, and it is a genuine piece of music. It’s to our benefit if we can listen.
Growing up in the Catskill Mountains on the banks of the Hudson River, from a young age Judith gained a strong connection to the contours of the land and the rhythms of nature. As a child she spent summers on a farm in Southwestern Massachusetts where domestic animals – horses especially ? captured her young imagination, imbedding in her psyche images of majestic size and graceful beauty. Those early images, coupled with a sense of music and dance, developed subconsciously over the years, giving rise to colorful, mysterious paintings of human figures and animals intertwined in the dance of life.