Container is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Abby Cheney. Her works, made from recycled cardboard, paper pulp, and found materials, explore the power of common objects in our everyday lives and memories. Cheney draws inspiration from decorative trends and domestic spaces to create surfaces layered with pattern and texture. Through weaving paper and cardboard, she constructs precarious and humorous forms referencing materials found in the home. Container investigates how we use emotion to assign value to objects and spaces regardless of material worth.
About the Artist
Abby Cheney is an artist and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2018, and her BA in Studio Art and English from Kenyon College in 2014. Her work has been exhibited at 601artspace, the Armenia Art Fair, Living Gallery Outpost, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Pieorgi’s The Boiler, and Maryland Art Place. She has held residencies at COPE NYC, Ox-Bow School of Art, Trestle Art Space, and Vermont Studio Center. She has a forthcoming residency at Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in August 2021.