‘Just As I Am’ Fay Chandler’s 50-Year Survey

Hold Tight by Fay ChandlerOn September 15, 2010, Fay Chandler turns 88! On the following day,  September 16, her solo art exhibition featuring several hundred objects and paintings will open. “Just As I Am,” a 50-year survey of Fay’s work, will run from September 16th to September 27th, from 9am to 5pm daily, at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

“Just As I Am”: Opening reception and Art Sale: Thursday, September 16, from 5 to 7 pm. All sales to benefit The Art Connection.

 

Fay Chandler possesses a vitality that most people can only hope to have at her age. She didn’t begin her artistic career until she was 38-years-old and she did not even found The Art Connection until she was 72-years old, but she has made the most of her time with more than 30 solo art exhibitions and countless contributions of her art and time to the community. Many situations in Fay’s life have influenced her style throughout the last five decades, including her Southern heritage with its many constraints that pushed her towards unconventionality, as seen by her three-dimensional objects made of odds and ends that are whimsical, spiritual and feminist.

 

New! View pics from the Opening Reception here!

 

 

My Head is Spinning by Fay ChandlerTake a look at some of Fay’s work here (and on her website). If you’d like to join us on the 16th, feel free to show up, just as you are. And if you haven’t already, do meet Fay, just as she is.

Click here to read more in the Boston Globe!
Click here to read more in ArtSake!
Click here to read more in The Tufts Daily!
Click here to read more in the South End News!

 

Works shown here from top to bottom:

 

Hold Tight, 60″x48″, 2010
My Head is Spinning, 5″x8″x8″, 2007
Woman Waiting, 36″x24″, 1970
Following the Scent, 5″x2″x9″, 2006

 

Woman Waiting by Fay Chandler

 

Following the Scent by Fay Chandler