Carly Terreson started making the Gathering series in the height of the pandemic in June of 2020. She was thinking about the ritual of gathering, its impact, importance and its absence during this time. Concurrently in the United States and globally, we all saw uprisings and civil unrest against racism and police brutality. To her, this series represents both personal and collective rituals of gathering. What brings us all together? What impact and healing is felt in collective movement? Ritual is vital in community. These drawings and paintings are offerings and invite us to ask ourselves, what are our personal and collective values?
Carly Terreson is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Through the practices of painting, printmaking, sculpture and performance, she examines the body in relation to others, holding space for complexity and overlap between community building and care with self actualization and empowerment in the personal body. She has worked in a handful of arts organizations, museums and schools as an arts educator and is passionate about youth empowerment, creative expression and the capability of imagination.