And so the painting, cutting and gluing began and my collage/photo montage came together in a very short time. "Pull up a chair for a plate of reality- cultural appropriation" is a 48 x 24" bird's eye view of a dinner table with six dinner plates, each depicting a form of cultural appropriation.
Cookie Washington had a vision for this show and as curator, brought it all together. She herded sixty-six artists and coordinated a number of community dinner discussions in the gallery that were really the icing on the cake. Sitting with community members and fellow artists was inspiring and thought provoking. To be a small part of this community effort was humbling and empowering - all at the same time.
Charleston City Paper wrote an article before the show opened.
Karyn Healey is an oil painter in the Lowcountry of South Carolina working on figurative, landscape, and architectural paintings in a variety of styles. Exploring social issues and social realism through collage and acrylics in addition to oils, are the current focus.