CarlyBodnar

Carly Bodnar Studio

Brooklyn, New York | 49 Sales

CarlyBodnar

Carly Bodnar Studio

Brooklyn, New York 49 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (17)
Carly Bodnar

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Carly Bodnar

Announcement    Hello! Come in and have a look around the studio...

You'll find an assortment of creative goodies: original drawings, paintings, and hand-printed silkscreen prints, as well as some printed shirts. I also have high-quality reproduction prints of many of my large-scale paintings.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 17, 2018

Hello! Come in and have a look around the studio...

You'll find an assortment of creative goodies: original drawings, paintings, and hand-printed silkscreen prints, as well as some printed shirts. I also have high-quality reproduction prints of many of my large-scale paintings.

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About

Carly Bodnar

Carly received a Painting/Printmaking degree from Portland State University (Oregon) in 2008. Her work has been included in shows nationwide, including Los Angeles and NYC. She currently maintains an art studio in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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"Anxiety over the body, over the very material of the flesh, is a primary impetus in my artmaking. The first work that felt truly like my own was when I began painting imagery that pulled energy from my eating disorder. This early body of work consisted of tumor- or gourd-like hunks of flesh, divorced from any human body, often floating or hanging in shadowy spaces. At the time, I was concerned with the manipulation or misdirection of the viewer's perception, applying fleshy, sexualized qualities to semi-abstract creations. In hindsight, however, I see that they dealt heavily with my fears about the potential overgrowth of the flesh.

Relocating to New York in early 2011 renewed my painting practice spurred me into working from models and photographic references. That imagined flesh has become figurative, but the sense of anxiety is palpable as ever. My focus has shifted from the frightening possibilities of the flesh operating within a void to the struggle to live in one's flesh in a modern, urban reality. I am now seizing moments of raw expressiveness and pulling my models' bodies apart. I obsess over faces, limbs, and minute bodily details, multiplying them until they fill the canvas, casting them garish hues, or cropping them to the point of suffocation."

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  • Carly Bodnar

    Owner, Maker

    "I love the weird, surreal, and grotesque, elements which inform my work along with a deep appreciation for technique. My main medium is oil paint, but I enjoy printmaking as well, primarily silkscreen." See more at www.carlybodnar.com

Production partners

  • a fine art printer

    Buffalo, NY

    I've worked with the same printer for years now, and am always so happy with the work they do. They use archival inks and finely color-calibrated printers, so the colors in my prints match the colors I mixed for my original paintings.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 3, 2018

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If your item arrived in damaged condition, photograph it immediately and email (carly.bodnar@gmail.com) or convo me with the image. I will be happy to replace the original item with the same or similar if it arrives in unusable condition due to mishandling by the post office or insufficient packaging on my part.

Please note that color variation or small variations in printing do not qualify for replacement. It is the nature of handmade items to vary slightly; therein lies the evidence of a human touch in the process. I do conduct quality control reviews of each and every batch of prints I make, and remove those that I feel are not up to par. Additionally, although I try to represent the colors of my items as accurately as possible through photographs, monitor calibrations vary and I cannot guarantee that a purchased item will match exactly what is seen on your particular monitor.
Payment
I won't ship until I receive payment. So, the quicker you pay, the quicker you get your item! If you've bought something but I haven't received payment for a few days, I'll convo you to see if you still want it. If I get no response, the item will go back up for sale.
Shipping
I protect my prints as well as possible when shipping. Works on paper (drawings/paintings/prints) get a cello sleeve, extra reinforcement, and are shipped flat.

If you need a shipping option that I don't have listed (express or international), simply let me know. Convo or email me (carly.bodnar@gmail.com) to tell me what you need, and I'll be glad to make it happen.