The Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College is pleased to announce an installation by Easthampton artist Angela Zammarelli titled "Ghostmaker's Habitat, or, When You Build Your House, I Will Come By."
The exhibit will open Monday, March 10, and run through Thurs., March 27. There will be a closing reception on Wed., March 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a gallery talk by the artist at noon.
"My work likes to focus around the intersection of fantasy and reality," says Zammarelli, in her artist's statement. "How do the fantastical elements call upon reality to give them meaning? And how do observations in reality slip into the fantastical just by a certain framing? I like to use textiles and cardboard to construct structures that call back to childhood. But the inhabitants have not been children for a long time. The structures are used to house idiosyncratic objects and imagery particular to characters I am working within my studio narrative."
Zammarelli received her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a master's in Fine Arts rom the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has attended residency programs at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Three Walls in Chicago, Illinois. In 2011, she was named one of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's fellowship recipients in sculpture/installation.
She has a studio at One Cottage Street in Easthampton, and keeps an online sketchbook/blog at angela.zammarelli.com/blog
The Taber Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during regular school sessions. It is open to the public and located through the HCC Campus Library lobby on the second floor of the HCC Donahue Building, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke.
For more information, please contact Amy Johnquest, director, Taber Art Gallery, at (413) 552-2614.