Rooted in observation and fueled by a curiosity about the history of objects and handicraft processes, Carly Glovinski makes work that explores the make-do, resourceful attitudes associated with domestic craft and a reverence for nature. The elements of time and place are embedded in work that mines her surrounding coastal New Hampshire and Maine environment for inspiration and looks to the repetitive cycles of seasonal blooms and celestial orbits.
Most recently, Glovinski has created installations based on varieties of flowers that she grows in her own garden or has collected from friends and travel. Often used as ceremonial markers, flowers are present at events both good and bad: to celebrate, to mourn, to apologize, and to offer love, joy, comfort, and healing. Almanac is Glovinski’s largest pressed flower work to date. Spanning 100-feet, the work envisions the late April through mid-September northeastern New England growing season, through hundreds of painted and cut out blooms of dozens of flower varieties: cold hearty daffodils, violas, and bleeding hearts, to irises, Queen Anne’s lace, morning glories, and cosmos. By observing, tending, and preserving these flowers, the installation becomes a visual record of time and seasons passing, as well as a commentary on the labor of care.
About the Artist:
Carly Glovinski received her BFA from Boston University in 2003 and is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York. She has been awarded residencies at Surf Point Foundation in 2021, and the Canterbury Shaker Village in 2020, and grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Blanche Colman Trust. Selected exhibitions include Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine; The Global Center for Circular Economy and Culture, Delphi, Greece; Colby Museum of Art, Maine; Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY, Richard Heller Gallery, LA; the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Her work has been in major publications such as New American Paintings, ArtMaze Magazine, Hyperallergic, Colossal, and Vice, and is held in numerous public collections including Colby Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, Cleveland Clinic, and Bank of America. Carly currently lives and works in New Hampshire.