Gallery: New Work by Dana Clancy (CFA’99)
Pieces from CFA prof’s ongoing project are on view in an exhibition exploring the perception of time during the pandemic
For the last year, the Sunday New York Times has provided the canvases for painter Dana Clancy (CFA’99), director of the BU College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts and an associate professor of art. Through isolation, the election, the insurrection, and multiple waves of the pandemic, Clancy painted over part or all of each chosen page with blocks of color, portraits of people she was Zooming with, and things those people said.
“Those words written over weeks of news came to feel like a shared public space—the kind of space I’m missing and want for all of us,” she says.
There are now more than 150 pieces in the ongoing project, which has the working title Breaking News/Broken Year. A selection of the work will be on view in Carole Calo Gallery at Stonehill College until mid-January, in an exhibition exploring the perception of time during the pandemic.
The project is also, in a way, part of her preparation for the 2022 launch of a new CFA Master of Fine Arts program in visual narrative, integrating fine arts with sequential storytelling, both written and visual.