Carole Bolsey ’69 subject of recent book “The Shape With No Name”

Aug 11, 2009
Carole Bolsey '69 is the subject of the new book The Shape With No Name: The Art of Carole Bolsey. Published last month by Grayson Publishing, the book features large color reproductions of the full range of her work.

Often large-scale paintings focused on the relationship between boat and water, light and water, home and landscape, her work "generates spaces that aren't there, and physicalizes the experience so it feels like stepping outdoors," according to Bolsey herself. Reviewer Cate McQuaid of The Boston Globe praised her work for its "grand painterly abstractions that use recognizable shapes to explore the phantasm of light." In an essay included in a past show catalogue, critic Donald Kuspit wrote that her work "recovers the state of reverie in which every appearance becomes an aesthetic hallucination."

For information on Bolsey's ongoing exhibition at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, click here

For more about Bolsey, including examples of her work, click here