Statement

Tangible/Intangible watercolor, graphite, ink, acrylic, colored pencil on paper 30x45x4” 2014

Tangible/Intangible watercolor, graphite, ink, acrylic, colored pencil on paper 30x45x4” 2014

I am drawn to media that have a level of transparency and/or structural integrity that may be manipulated to create a dynamic vision. The ability of a material to block, reveal, or reflect other dimensions or layers within the work by warping, fracturing or creating voids for the viewer often plays a role.

My work engages with the concept of fluidity and change in regard to our life experience and how we acknowledge or deny perception of our state of being. As we are flash transients in life, the goal of my work is to draw the viewer into a state of curiosity, questioning their perception, each understanding the work in ways unique to themselves.

I have lived on a farm for most of my life and settled in my Vermont studio in 2000. I hold a degree in theatrical design from Rutgers University and spent years working in the theater. My three-dimensional work springs from working in theatre crafts.

My work has been exhibited regionally and nationally and my images have been featured in many publications. I am the recipient of two Vermont Arts Endowment Awards, a jury award from the 2016 Festival of Fine Arts Exhibition in Burlington, Vt, and a painting merit award from the Chaffee Center for the Arts in Rutland, Vt.

Carolyn with Coatlique

Carolyn with Coatlique

“Blazing across a gray stone wall, Hack’s piece “Sowing Good Will” surprises and pleases. A riot of chartreuse, yellow and orange, it lights the entire large room with its warmth. A closer look reveals how Hack created this suffusion of tendrils; how she made the paper live and escape from flatness. You should see it.”

“Carolyn Enz Hack has provided Rutland with a fine exhibit. With a quick look a viewer can appreciate the beauty of paper, pencil, paint and wire. But a careful gaze will show fundamental energy waiting to be released.”

Victoria Crain  August 28,2014
Arts Correspondent | Rutland Herald

Sowing Good Will hi tec kozo paper, wire, acrylic, mirror 55x125x15 2012

Sowing Good Will hi tec kozo paper, wire, acrylic, mirror 55x125x15 2012

Encountering -The Space Between installation at Studio Place Arts

Encountering -The Space Between installation at Studio Place Arts

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