Exhibition Announcement: Darlene Charneco, “CoHabitat”

McCarthy Art Gallery Exhibition Announcement

Darlene Charneco


Oct. 9 – Nov. 7, 2014

McCarthy Art Gallery

Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 9 for an artist talk from 4-5pm in 101 Cheray Hall followed by an Opening Reception from 5-7pm in the Gallery.

Contact: 802.654.2851


About the artist: Darlene Charneco’s layered mixed media models and tactile maps explore ways of seeing our human settlements, communication networks and communities through a biological lens and as part of a larger organism’s growth stage. Clusters of houses sharing or sequestering resources and shorelines are pondered as sustainability experiments within imaginary laboratory or field observations. With playful shifts in scale perception, she strives to surprise and re-orient herself and the viewer into contemplation of the various interactions and types of symbiosis (parasitic, predatory or mutually beneficial) that we are continually co-evolving with other species and the living surface systems around and below us.

Charneco’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. at venues including the Katonah Museum, the Hunterdon Museum, The Islip Art Museum and Parrish Art Museum and is featured in the book ‘The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography’ by Katherine Harmon 2009. She received her BFA from Southampton College of Long Island University and attended SUNY StonyBrook for MFA studies. Charneco currently lives and works in Southampton, NY.

Artist Website: http://www.darlenecharneco.com/

charneco14 postcard frontThis exhibition is generously funded by the The Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts and hosted by the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michael’s College