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MANIAC: Artist Talks

  • Ely Center of Contemporary Art 51 Trumbull Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)

Ellen Hackl Fagan, Cynthia Beth Rubin and Suzan Shutan

Ellen Hackl Fagan is on a quest to hear the sound of cobalt blue. Working with saturated colors when painting sensitized her to color’s communicative nature. Building connections between color and sound through abstract paintings, photography and interactive digital technologies, she seeks to create a synaesthetic language that pairs color to sound. She is developing The Reverse Color Organ and the ColorSoundGrammar Game, two interactive projects that enable viewers to explore the aural potential of color. Her process walks the balance between randomness and intention, like jazz music, revealing limitless possibilities for improvisation. Fagan exhibits her artwork throughout the greater New York metropolitan area and maintains her studio and curatorial practice in Bushwick. Ellen Hackl Fagan is the owner of ODETTA, a new artist run gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC.

Cynthia Beth Rubin (b. 1950, Rochester NY) is a new media artist based in New Haven, CT USA, with a studio practice extending from New York City to Narragansett, RI.  Rubin is a gradate of Antioch College, in Ohio (BA), and Maryland Institute, College of Art (MFA). 
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Suzan Shutan received a BFA from Cal Arts, Valencia, CA, and a MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross, NJ. Her work has been shown throughout the United States, South America and Europe.

Earlier Event: September 23
Photogram/Cyanotype Workshop
Later Event: October 1
Ball and Socket Arts