Art alumni Michelle Daly and Shelley Chamberlin present a collaborative exhibition at MCLA Gallery 51 in North Adams, Mass., through Nov. 20, 2016.
Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful to Keep will feature artworks that map the trajectory of their friendship, along with their individual and collective artistic practices. Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly explore themes of vulnerability, intimacy, relationships, nostalgia, memory, disruption, determination, absurdist humor and hope. The exhibition will include installations, drawings, paintings, printmaking, mixed media and interdisciplinary works.
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About the artists
Shelley Chamberlin is an interdisciplinary artist who works in a variety of media, from printmaking and film to performance installation. She is interested in exploring relationships and the ways in which people build and contextualize meaning.
Her work has been included in a variety of film and print media, including NBC’s Grimm, The Grove Review, and album covers for The Speechwriters and Velvet Mishka. Her work can be found at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery and is included in Regional Arts and Culture Council’s Visual Chronicle of Portland Collection. She teaches drawing, printmaking and mixed media at Portland Community College and the Multnomah Arts Center in Portland.
After earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Marylhurst University, Chamberlin ran the studio art program at the Portland Art Museum. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from Goddard College.
Michelle Daly, who holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Marylhurst University, is an artist and the program manager at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. Her work has been exhibited in juried, group and solo exhibitions. She is interested in exploring the tension found where spaces overlap, and in creating work that displays the labor of its making.
Her work has been featured in group and travelling exhibitions throughout the country and is held in private collections around the world. Daly has had solo exhibitions in Portland, Los Angeles and Brooklyn, N.Y.
Listen to Shelley and Michelle discuss their process and work on display at Gallery 51: