Portals and Memories by Joyce Greenfield at City Gallery

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When: April 3-25, 2021 | Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4 PM or by appointment

Where: City Gallery
               994 State Street
               New Haven, CT 06511

Description:“Being an artist teaches you how to see in a way that can be both instant and long lasting,” says painter Joyce Greenfield. But how does one see clearly during experiences and responses as
unpredictable and simultaneous as the Black Lives Matter movement, the global climate crisis,
and the pandemic? Greenfield's answer to that can be seen in her show PORTALS AND
MEMORIES, on view at City Gallery from April 3 - April 25, with a chance to Meet the Artist
on April 3, 4 and 25 from 2PM - 4PM.

PORTALS AND MEMORIES features a series of oil paintings that began as old, less-developed
paintings, reworked with pigments and paints into a thoughtful collection of new work. “In many
of them a ghost of the former painting peeked through and inspired my response to it,” explains
Greenfield. “It became clear that many of them appeared to suggest chaos, disruption, fear, and
sadness, but they also all had a hint of hope, a Portal to a better time, or Memories of good times
that sustain us.”

In many ways, this exhibit is reflective of our collective experience in the past several years —
layers of emotions, attempts to hide and reveal, remembering our past, and seeing through to the
hope of our future.

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