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CARBONDALE — Carbondale Community Arts has announced that the exhibit "A Grandmother’s Son, Portraits of Unfortunate Assumptions" by artist Tanya Gadbaw-Neitzke on view July 5 through 27 at Artspace 304 in Carbondale.

The organization also said "In Memory by Tanya Gadbaw-Neitzke" will be on display July 5 through 30 at the at the Corridor Gallery in the Carbondale Civic Center.

"A Grandmother's Son" is a series of paintings that explore a personal story stemming from the artist's own assumptions about her uncle while she was growing up, which made their relationship difficult. After her uncle passed she learned more about him and wished she had moved past those assumptions. The work captures portraits of men who remind Gadbaw-Neitzke of her uncle through appearance or the good qualities she had missed.

"In Memory" paintings explore the fragility of the mind and it’s state of constant flux. By using familiar objects, patterns, and family traditions, Gadbaw-Neitzke illustrates a narrative while trying to retain memories.

Artspace 304 is at 304 W Walnut St. and is available for viewing during gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, by appointment, and during all CCA public programs and events.

The Corridor Gallery in the Carbondale Civic Center at 200 S. Illinois Ave., and is available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during all public events.

Tanya Gadbaw-Neitzke is originally from upstate New York. Currently, she is the Painting Instructor at WKCTC’s Paducah School of Art and Design and lives in Brookport.

Gadbaw-Neitzke has exhibited nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions including Synergy, a group show in the Museo Regionale Di Scienze Naturali in Turin Italy, group exhibit in the artspace191 space in Vienna Austria, group exhibitions in the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, the Lexington Art League LAL Loudoun House Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky, "Just Add Water," an invitational exhibition at the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton NY and the "In Memory," solo exhibition at the Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. 

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