I'm excited to announce that "Place Of Beginning" has been accepted into Milton Art Center's Second Annual Juried Show opening March 24th.

This is the first in a new series of mixed media works constructed on layers of Dura-Lar (translucent film), acrylic sheet, and wood panel. Continuing my interest in fusing hand techniques with digital processes, some of the methods and materials used include image pigment transfers, colored pencil, ink, graphite, and collage.

The physical layering of this piece echoes the layers of meaning and association woven into it. Themes of starting anew, forging a life, and making things with one's own hands all figure predominantly.

Setting the stage is an image transfer from a section of an old barn on our family property. Enchanted with its patchwork pieces, scuff marks, and errant nails, I took many photographs to use as inspiration. The barn, built nearly 100 years ago by my grandfather, had me thinking about history, the passage of time, and the multitude of moments lived within its walls. The playful, yet curious character who inhabits this stage is part farmer, part wizard. He appeared as part of the creative process and his story was a mystery to be explored. Layered behind the surface and visible through a translucent haze, are sections from the original 1923 deed to our family property, and from which the title was born. The phrase reads, "South twenty-five degrees thirty minutes West five chains fifty-six links to the place of Beginning."

The show features the work of over 40 artists representing a cross section of art from the greater Boston area. The exhibit was juried by Brian Goslow of Artscope Magazine.

Please join us at the Artists' Reception on Friday, March 24th from 7-9 pm.  The evening will include light refreshments and a cash wine bar. Enjoy live music with Pat Neves on vocals and Joel Hiller on Keyboard.

Hope to see you there!

Show dates: March 24 - May 13, 2017

Gallery 334 at Milton Art Center
334 Edgehill Rd, Milton MA 02186
(617) 752-1278

Gallery Hours: Fridays 4-6 pm and Saturdays 12-4 pm (and by appointment). The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Opening Reception: March 24th, 7-9 pm


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