Carly Glovinski meticulously recreates everyday objects related to outdoor leisure, such as fold-out beach chairs, books on nature, and maps. Rather than making highly finished trompe l’oeil reproductions, she heightens the hand-drawn qualities of her work using media such as colored pencils, markers, and correction fluid. Her sculptures encourage close observation of the structural design and patterns underlying objects that are so familiar they are nearly invisible. A sense of nostalgia infuses her work, as the once-omnipresent aluminum-framed chairs and paper maps have become increasingly outmoded, recalling bygone rituals of American tourism and adventure in the great outdoors.
Glovinski earned a BFA in Painting from Boston University in 2003. Recent one-person exhibitions include Carly Glovinski: LAND-LINE at 3S ArtSpace, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and X-Ray (SPACE), Space Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been included in shows at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey.