Thinking Cap, acrylic, goauche, penicl, crayon
Ear Potato, acrylic, ink, goauche, pencil
Perish, acrylic, goauche, crayon, pencil
Swampface, clay, goauche, pencil, ink
Mostly Dead, acyrlic, ink, gouahce, crayon
Ear Worm, etching with aquatint
Flower Bed, goauche, ink, pencil, ink
Thought Bubbles, gouache, ink, pencil, crayon
Soul Search, etching with aquatint
Corey Corcoran (b.1985) is a Boston-based artist currently working at The Distillery, a vibrant community of artists in South Boston. Since acquiring his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007, Corcoran has shown regularly throughout the Boston area. Most recently, the artist has been included in shows at MEME Gallery (Cambridge, MA), deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA), and LaMontagne Gallery (South Boston, MA) with solo exhibitions at The Little Gallery Under The Stairs (Lynn, MA) and Fivesevendelle Project Space (Boston, MA). The artist has been awarded the 2011 Clowes Award fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center (Johnston, VT).
Corey Corcoran’s work explores issues of interdependence: figure with ground, individual with culture, body with biology and pictorial illusion with materials. Through paintings, mixed media, and site-specific installation, Corcoran creates dense visual ecosystems. In the creation of a piece, he gravitates toward reaching a certain balance. Color, texture, and pattern act as the primordial soup from which the notion of progress and finality may arise. The images are built from a myriad of sources, materials, and textures.