Cross-Pollination by Deborah Kamy Hull.

HallSpace Dorchester

By: - Dec 07, 2023




December 9, 2023 – January 20, 2024

Opening Reception 
Saturday, December 9, 2023

950 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125

HallSpace presents Cross-Pollination, a collection of new work by Deborah Kamy Hull. Many of the cut, sewn, and painted textile works completed from 2020 to 2023 are constructed from old, used drop cloths and other repurposed materials. Deborah Kamy Hull has developed a vocabulary of graphic symbols using botanical and geometric forms. The garden as metaphor is a theme that flows through the work. Like memories, coded histories and other stories lie below the surface.

Deborah Kamy Hull writes, “Cross-Pollination integrates the traditions and methods of fabrication of ornamental textiles with those of abstract painting analogous to the transfer of pollen from one flower to (the stigma of) another; a sharing or interchange of knowledge and ideas for mutual enrichment; cross-fertilization. It can happen naturally or through deliberate effort.”

Deborah Kamy Hull received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Boston University School of Fine Arts. She has received grants and fellowships from distinguished organizations such as the Tree of Life Foundation, Opportunity Fund, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Boston; Artists’ Fellowship, Inc., A.R.T. (Artists Resource Trust) Fund; Massachusetts Cultural Council and Polaroid Foundation Support Grants for Artist–in–Residence at Do While Studio, Boston, MA; Change Inc.; National Endowment for the Arts, Painting Fellowship; The Artist’s Foundation Painting Fellowship, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities; Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Foundation. Hull lives and works in the South End of Boston. Over many years she has participated in several exhibitions in New England, including at HallSpace, Boston.

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Friday + Saturday 12-5pm 
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