Alumna Allison Hornak’s Artist Residency in Gloucester

July 17, 2013

Alumna Allison Hornak ’09 was the first of three of The Rocky Neck Art Colony’s 2013 Goetemann artist residents. She moved into her studio in early June and worked in the colorful arts district of Gloucester, MA for the entire month.

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“Painting and building are my practice.  I have devotion toward material, and I am as devoted to aerosol paints as I am to mud.  All material is flesh and connotes promiscuously within society and nature.  Then there is the problem of the impulse to order.  As an artist I need to still stuff.  Each piece acts as a halt—a submission, as a person, to the need to resist chaos.  What chaos?  Every artwork, every mark: a deceleration.  Every one a breaking.  Since, still, at the end of the day, at a turn, rupture is in the lull.  This is my protest.  I (am) matter too.” – Hornak