After her mother’s death in 2000, Stacey took a hiatus from creating art that lasted almost fifteen years. Thankfully, it wasn’t the demise of her talent. Below are her most recent works.
The Pantone Series began at the start of 2016 with several anonymous works submitted to Rochester Contemporary Arts Center‘s annual 6×6 exhibition. The work was prompted by Pantone’s announcement of the Color of the Year – which, for the first time, featured two colors. Rose Quartz was used for the inspiration to paint Instagram-famous The Fat Jewish (Josh Ostrovsky) with a bottle of his infamous White Girl Rosé. The series involves putting a famous person in front of a Pantone color chip that corresponds with something related to that person. All works are painted in acrylic on masonite board and measure 6″W x 6″H. The series is still in progress with more to come.
Impostor Syndrome describes a condition where high-achievers feel unworthy of their accomplishments and fear being exposed as frauds. This painting debuted at the Rochester Advertising Federation’s second annual On the Side Expo in August 2016. The piece depicts the Rochester skyline – with a peculiar twist – through the windows of a hotel room. The party takes place after the annual American Advertising Awards ceremony – more commonly known as The ADDYs. Twenty-five members of the local advertising community are represented (one is disguised as a flying monkey) along with a grumpy orangutan security guard, and Snappy the turtle hiding under the flip cup table.
Through the generosity of Cohber printing services and the photography talents of Rich Brainerd Studios, a limited run of 100 signed and numbered color prints are available through Rochester Contemporary Arts Center. 100% of the sales will be split (50/50) to benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center and Rochester Advertising Federation. Prints measure 14” H X 30” W (painting is 16″ H x 40″ W).
The Misadventures of Snappy the Turtle and Other Works
The infamous angry snapping turtle, Snappy, made his first appearance in 2015 outside downtown Rochester’s nightclub apparel store, New York Stylee. He has since migrated to other notable places and has taken up yoga to deal with his frustration.