This new series of collages is entitled, “Conversations from the Void”. The conversations are interchanges of thoughts about attempting to piece together events from memories one fragment at a time. Hoping to bridge the gap between what was real and what was imagined, the fragments serve as supports to piece the events back together. I thought of the void as not a place that is unoccupied but in fact is a time and space that seems to be inhabited with a negative energy. The works themselves do not represent one particular event, incident or memory; they stretch over months and years and merge together as a collective experience.
Paul Loughney received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2006 and a certificate in Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1997. He has shown nationally and internationally and most recently with a solo exhibition at St. John's University Manhattan Campus Gallery. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.