press: back to basics

Back to Basics: Artist Uses Stream of Consciousness to Create Latest Pieces Written by Wade Rupard/Photograph by Logan Werlinger March 13 2015 When many go to art galleries, they search for deep meaning and emotion in what they're viewing. But Carly Swenson's newest show at the Third Street Gallery isn't about preconceived ideas or a larger... Continue Reading →

press: accents-page 17

I am delighted to have a page-long article focusing on my artwork in the Lajes Field's quarterly magazine, Accents.  My piece, Terceira July, was also used as the cover image for this summer issue.  The article was basically a revised version of the interview the lovely Trishell Bates posted in her blog--with a different title.... Continue Reading →

press: anything can be art–

In the Hands of Carly Swenson, Anything Can Be Art Published in DI Domingo 03 March 2013 Reporter: Carina Barcelos Photography: António Araújo Four years ago, the North American, Carly Swenson, surrendered to art with her body and soul. Her paintings combine traditional art materials and common imagery in a unique way, providing viewers with an interesting... Continue Reading →

ancient gods and contemporary circumstances

The weather had been less than desirable for days (well, weeks--to be honest).  Strong winds and intermittent rains brought me to the conclusion that, while the weather the night of my opening was likely to be less than ideal, I assumed it wouldn't actually impact the (indoor) event itself.  We had finished installing the exhibition earlier that... Continue Reading →

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