ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Lights, Camera, Ellen Carey: A Solo Exhibition at The Delamar Presented by NBMAA
As part of the New Britain Museum of American Art’s partnership with the Delamar Hotel in West Hartford, we are thrilled to announce our forthcoming exhibition featuring a solo presentation by acclaimed Hartford-based artist Ellen Carey (b. 1952), who was recently named one of the leading 100 women photographers world-wide by The Royal Photographic Society.
As the NBMAA’s sixth installation
at the Delamar Hotel, Carey’s solo
exhibition will showcase key works
spanning over 25 years from her
proli c career, drawn from the
collections of the New Britain
Museum of American Art and
the artist. The exhibition traces Carey’s ongoing exploration
into photographic subjects and
processes and includes examples
from her “Photography Degree Zero” series (1996–2020) of
Polaroid 20 X 24 lens-based
images, as well as her “Struck by Light” series (1992–2020)
of camera-less photograms, inspired by the earliest examples of paper photography. Carey’s experimental and innovative approach is evident in her black- and-white Abstractions of the 1990s (collection of the Artist), Blinks R/G/B/Y/M/C, 2007 (collection of the NBMAA), and recent “Caesura” photographs, 2016 (collection of the artist)—that explore visual breaks in color.
Ellen Carey (b. 1952) is an educator, independent scholar, photographer, and lens-based artist, who has produced unique experimental work since the 1970s. She received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Carey currently serves as Associate Professor of Photography at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Her work has been the subject of over 60 solo exhibitions worldwide and including a NEW/ NOW exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art in 2002. Her exhibition at the Delamar Hotel is part of the 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA initiative.