Constance Old: sorting is for grown-ups
Open House Saturday November 17th, 2-5pm @BoxoHOUSE
Constance Old takes advantage of the excesses of our consumer economy. She uses the traditional craft of rug hooking to make three dimensional wall pieces from recycled paper and plastic, using found “grids” as substrates. Her work is both timeless and an index of our time.
For her residency at BoxoPROJECTS, Constance ventured out with the Joshua Tree Clean Team to collect debris from the surrounding desert. Her first outing with the team of eleven people yielded thirteen large bags in just one hour. Working with these materials, and found substrates, Constance is making several large pieces that expand her practice in scale and scope. One such piece has been installed as a public intervention along Highway 62.
Constance Old received her MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. She worked as an art director for Martha Stewart Living, and as a freelance book designer, before committing full time to making her own work.
Constance has exhibited at numerous art fairs, including most recently, ArtPalmSprings, SOFA Chicago, Art NY: Context, ArtHamptons, Affordable Art Fair. In 2017 she had solo shows at Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge NY, and Katonah Museum of Art Education Center. Selected recent group shows include The Flinn Gallery, Norwalk Community College Art Gallery, Farnsworth Art Museum, Gallery for Contemporary Art at Sacred Heart University, and International Print Center New York. Old’s work is included in corporate and private collections throughout the US, and in Australia and Argentina.
Artist website: www.constanceold.com