“Works on Paper” in Davis Gallery – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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“Works on Paper” in Davis Gallery

Artist Emily Kenas’ exceptional and eye-opening exhibit, “Works on Paper” will be featured in the Davis Gallery beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 in Houghton House. 

“These works on paper are made from fragments of my drawings and paintings which are never intended to be coherent pictures in and of themselves; rather they are the material from which final pictures take form,” explains Kenas. “My method is to work with the pieces, cutting, adding, moving, discarding and layering, often over an extended period of time, until a final image is realized.”

The opening reception will be held on the first night of Family Weekend, Friday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. The work will be on display until Wednesday, Nov. 18.   

Born in New York City, Kenas earned her bachelor of fine arts in painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has lived and worked in both New York City and Massachusetts where, as a visual fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the light and organic forms of the Cape became central to the natural references in her work.  Kenas is the spouse of Pat Collins, professor of education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and mother of Katharine Collins ’09.  Their son, Jesse, attends the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The Davis Gallery at Houghton House is open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.