Sally Curcio studied at Williams College and the American College in London, England, graduating with a BFA in painting at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Since then she has shown her work extensively throughout the U.S and in Cameroon, W. Africa. Recently she received the Blanche E. Colman grant award, and Martha Wilson, of Franklin Furnace Inc., selected her work for the Brooklyn A.I.R. Gallery’s “At Her Age” competition exhibition. Curcio uses materials such as pins, beads, false eyelashes, tennis balls, shuttlecocks, and make-up pads to create miniature worlds enclosed under acrylic glass bubbles. During this time of economic, political and environmental uncertainty this work offers a dream of a safe protected environment. The bubble sculptures, inspired by snow globes, are contained worlds that not only stimulate fantasy, but also a kind of nostalgia for mythical or fairytale worlds of childhood. In a moment in history when we seem to be on the cusp of abandoning one kind of world and groping to create another, Curcio’s work counsels openness to what may be possible.
Fitchburg Art Museum: – Candyland
Smith College Museum of Art: – Happy Valley (Winter) – Happy Valley (Fall)