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FALL 2011  

Residue - The 22nd Drawing Show
The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts
October 14 - November 27, 2011
539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Curator Statement by Steve Holmes
...In Colleen Kiely's work, the afterimage is a longing; a spiritual or emotional longing that shifts and unsettles us. A school bus, driving children and our own longing away from us, leaves the residue of absence behind. My first, casual glance at this drawing remains brightly lit in my memory even now, weeks after first "seeing" it. My primordial, unconscious reaction was an overwhelming memory of the smell of the bus I took to school. The smell of vinyl, and forgotten lunches. Locked in a part of my brain stem, these reactions were instant, almost like they were encoded in some part of my DNA.

 
SUMMER 2011  

2011 Juried Exhibition
Sylvia White Gallery
August 3 – September 3, 2011
1783 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001

Chain Letter
Samson
450 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

 
SPRING 2010  

Somerville Open Studios
Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2
12 - 6 pm
6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA 02145


Painted Cities
Carrie Haddad Gallery
March 4 - April 11, 2010
622 Warren Street, Hudson, NY

 
FALL 2009  

Sonesta Hotels and Resorts has commissioned Colleen Kiely to create the print "Between Here and There (#3)". For over thirty years, Sonesta has annually commissioned one artist to create a print especially for Sonesta. Produced in an edition of 500, this print relates to work Kiely created while participating in an artist’s residency program in New Delhi, India. Balancing images of East and West, the print features Ganesha, one of the most beloved gods in the Hindu pantheon, stacked with a scene of New Delhi traffic and houses from the board game Monopoly. Ganesha is celebrated as the remover of obstacles, the god of abundance and auspicious beginnings.

Sonesta Hotels and Resorts features contemporary art by emerging and established artists in guestrooms, suites and public spaces. Included in the collection are more than 6,500 paintings, sculptures and original prints by such artists as Jan Dibbets, Frank Stella, Richard Serra and Russell Crotty.