Nagle’s Water Works exhibition included 12 pieces of artwork, which have the representation of water being the predominant theme. Through innovative use of color and form, she aims to capture memories she associates with her experiences with water. At the event, she said to the crowd of eager guests, that she’s particularly inspired by the phenomena of pareidolia, which is when people can see faces in objects such as tree trunks and in the case for her, faces within the various water-inspired features. She said that each work in the exhibition started without a plan or direction until she utilized pareidolia as inspiration.
Notable guests in attendance included Elizabeth Nagle (Artist), Robert Caravaggi (Co-owner, Swifty’s), Stephen and Patricia Attoe (Chef & Co-Owner, Swifty’s), Suzette Charles, Carmen D’Alessio, Kim Freehill, Julie Hayek, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Lauren Roberts, Randi Schatz and Jean Shafiroff.
ABOUT ELIZABETH NAGLE:
Elizabeth Nagle is primarily a painter and a mixed media artist however she also explores printmaking and sculpture. Her work has been presented in many galleries throughout Fairfield County, Conn. In 2012 she was selected by General Electric, along with 5 other women, to exhibit in their 6th Annual Women’s History month exhibit. She was juried into SOLOS, Westport Art Center 2013 by Curator Susan Cross of MASS MoCA. She was one of nine artists presented in Nine Solos at The New Canaan Carriage Barn. Her work has been included and recognized in many group shows including Spectrum at The Carriage Barn (New Canaan, Conn.), Bruce S. Kershner Gallery (Fairfield, Conn.), Rowayton Art Center and the Flinn Gallery (Greenwich, Conn.).Elizabeth recently moved to Dorset, VT where she regularly exhibits at The Southern Vermont Art Center, including a solo show in 2013. Elizabeth completed her BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute after first attending Bard College. Elizabeth has spent very few days without a paintbrush in her hands. She started designing and painting needlepoint canvases while attending high school in London, England. This trade provided her with the ability to always work from home and pursue her passion for painting. She has worked for and learned from some of the biggest names in the industry and still produces designs for several well-known stores and wholesalers including Erica Wilson (Nantucket, Mass.), The House of Needlepoint (Darien, Conn.) and In Stitches (Dorset, VT). She also sells her canvases out of her Etsy shop, Doolittle Stitchery.
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