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Candice Smith Corby: Now and Soon and Somehow Forever

  • 26 Jul 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum

Candice Smith Corby will talk with MA-NMWA about her work in this exhibition: Now and Soon and Somehow Forever. Smith Corby is a Massachusetts Women to watch. Her work was featuring in the New Worlds: Women to watch exhibition held in October 2022 at Gallery Kayafas in Boston's SOWA district.

Now and Soon and Somehow Forever, co-created by artists William Pettit and Candice Smith Corby, represents a significant creative endeavor and a transatlantic creative process of exchange, adaptation, and generation. The project gestures to the past, while also being firmly rooted in attempts to understand our present condition and experiences.

Steeped in the histories of global whaling and deeply tied to the objects in the Museum collection, Pettit and Corby poetically engage with Museum artworks, objects, and archives. The two forge tangible connections between past and present through processes of making and adaptation, in order to underscore the global interconnectedness of people and things. Intermingling truth and fiction with romantic nostalgia of a time gone by and at once still present, the works include messages in bottles, handmade artist materials replicating historic traditions, love knots, and paintings of sea-related themes – including painted replicas of Museum works.

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