Kay Healy: Vestiges

The Gallery at Penn College

May. 23, 2024 - Jul. 23, 2017

1 College Avenue
Williamsport, 17701
Phone (570) 320-2445


Through her drawn, screen printed, and stuffed fabric installations, Kay Healy investigates themes of home, memory, displacement, and loss. The exhibition will feature life-size fabric panels from her Lost and Found series; along with a number of new figurative works. Lost and Found is based on stories of lost objects from interviews with over forty individuals from the Philadelphia area. By working with the memories of other people, Healy creates a physical representation of collective recollections, while investigating how a variety of people – who differ in gender, age, race, neighborhood, sexual identity, income, and education – all relate to the objects that populate their memories. She is interested in how objects can embody vivid memories of people, events, and periods of someone’s life.

Artist and educator Kay Healy earned an MFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, in Book Arts and Printmaking. She recently completed a 1,000-square-foot printed fiber installation for the Central Library of Philadelphia, a project supported by the Independence Foundation’s Fellowship in the Arts. Healy was named a West Collects winner; she was a Fellow in the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ Career Development Program; she was a recipient of the Leeway Art and Social Change grant; and she received the New Courtland Fellowship, which supported a teaching-artist project with senior citizens in Germantown. Originally from Staten Island, NY, she currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

Meet the Artist Reception: Thursday, June 29, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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