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Studio Kroner proudly presents Cincinnati artist Tracy Casagrande Clancy 

"Vestiges of Atomic Love" explores the interconnectedness of each of us in our wider world, as evidenced in the tiniest details of our daily interactions. As a former pediatric grief counselor, Tracy Casagrande Clancy is particularly interested in the effects of this connectedness on our ability to face mourning and death. She is a lifelong student of the shared experience of death throughout various cultural and ethnic groups worldwide. Her work explores our varied reactions to the commonality of loss, grief, and mourning.

"Tracy possesses the uncanny ability to take us to the deepest heart. Her relationship to materiality, her insistent visibility surrounding issues of grief, love and ritual always astonishes and reminds us of the importance of vulnerability in life and in our work." — Patricia Miranda, Director, The Crit Lab (NYC)

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Opening

6-9 pm, Thursday, April 6

Artist Talk
1-2 pm, Saturday, April 15

Closing
2-5 pm, Saturday, April 29

Artist Statement

The interconnectedness of each of us in our wider world, as evidenced in the tiniest details of our daily interactions, resonates with me deeply. I am particularly interested in the effects of this connectedness on our ability to face mourning and death. As a former pediatric grief counselor, I am a lifelong student of the shared experience of death throughout various cultural and ethnic groups across the world. My work attempts to explore our varied reactions to the commonality of loss, grief and mourning.

 

While building the stratification of layers in my mixed media work, my process commonly includes the use of painting and sculpture, encaustic, collage, cold wax, pastel and found objects. The use of heat in my process- whether a blowtorch, heat gun, kiln or open fire- is a frequent companion in my work as it moves the work to a level of expression that I cannot reach without it. 

Bio

Tracy Casagrande Clancy is an artist known for her two dimensional and most recently, her sculptural work. Recent works have been exhibited in Art Basel (Miami), New York City and Paris, France. She has completed residencies in Seattle, New York, Chicago and in June 2022, an artist residency in Venice and Communo Civate (RUC), Italy with The Crit Lab (New York). Her current sculptural series, "Fever Dream" addresses the interconnectedness shared throughout the human experience despite our vast differences. 

 

Casagrande Clancy holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Counseling, Social Work, Sociology and Fine Art. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Tracy worked as a grief therapist with children and their families experiencing medical crises, death and loss. Her speciality areas of practice included Neonatal and Pediatric Trauma and Intensive Care, HIV/AIDS, Community Disaster Relief and Homelessness. These experiences intimately inform Casagrande Clancy's work on every level and can be seen in her consistent use of iconography and references to shelter, anatomy, and the human figure in all its incarnations. 

 

Tracy has also participated in various solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout North America. Her works are held in private and public collections throughout North America, Europe and Australia and are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Encaustic Art (Santa Fe). She is currently working on forthcoming solo shows as well as curating a four-person group show in 2023.

www.tracycasagrandeclancy.com

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