Project Onward is proud to present the first one-person show featuring the small, intense works of C.M. Fogerty. Corvus Mae Fogerty was born in a blizzard, as she likes to say, and many of her intricately detailed works on paper contain the swirling, seemingly infinite patterns one would expect from a close observer of snow storms. Although her drawings and paintings are meticulously crafted with acrylic paint and ink on paper, she came to art making late in life: first to earn some extra money, then at the urging of a therapist. “It helps distract me,” Fogerty says of her artistic practice. But she also regards the work as a means of imposing order upon a life made chaotic by personal turmoil and physical pain. She fills the page with densely interwoven, often foreboding shapes that serve both to reflect her state of mind, and to offer relief from it.
Project Onward is a program of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, and is partially funded by grants from the Dr. Scholl Foundation and the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation.