8 Visions – Group Exhibition – Attleboro Arts Museum – August 5-29, 2014

postcard_8visions_2014-2The artwork of eight juried member artists will be on display during the Attleboro Arts

Museum’s “8 Visions” Exhibition.

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For the past twelve years the Attleboro Arts Museum has presented a late summer “Visions” group exhibition featuring the work of select member artists.

 

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6:30 ‐ 7:30pm

Gallery Talk:

7:30 ‐ 9pm

Free and open to the public.

 

“Our 2014 8 Visions artists approach their work from drastically different places. Some communicate profound statements that force the viewer to probe unsettling and personal issues of gender roles, martyrdom, and mental illness. While balancing such matters, the show also offers playful and celebratory expressions of youth, nature and – of all things – collectible toys,” states Mim Fawcett, Executive Director and curator of the exhibition. Fawcett continues, “The diversity of message makes 8 Visions compelling and energetic.”

Exhibiting artists: 

Sarah Alexander ‐ Hopedale, MA

Cristina Hajosy ‐ Canton, MA

Debby Krim ‐ Middleton, MA

Valerie Maser‐Flanagan ‐ Carlisle, MA

Jim McManus ‐ Concord, MA

Michele Poirier‐Mozzone ‐ Rehoboth, MA

Rebecca Skinner ‐ Franklin, MA

Emily Sorlien ‐ Wakefield, RI.

 

Catcher, Catch Her is an ongoing series of experimental printmaking artist’s books by Cristina Hajosy. Cristina’s artist’s books transform the fundamental narrative of a book into ideas of women’s lifetime, chronology and fertility. Her art process of printmaking also mimics lifetime, especially when printing with materials that degrade and ultimately disintegrate. Image ghosting – those echoes of the previous print – can take the place of memory, as the layers of nets and lace are printed. The metaphor of woman being like a book provides provocative inspiration for Cristina. Each of her books opens herself to the viewer in unique ways. Literal and figurative details encourage debate on outside vs. inside, beauty norms, reproductive health, and all things “girlie.” Cristina Hajosy’s work reflects on the definitions and evolution of femininity, mortality, as well as trophyism.

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Atsuko 2 by Cristina Hajosy, artist’s book with monoprints.

8 VISIONS will run from August 5th – 29th, 2014

Summer gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

Admission to the Attleboro Arts Museum is free; donations are always appreciated.

The Attleboro Arts Museum involves audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the visual arts through diverse educational programs and engaging arts experiences. We work to support the creative and artistic development of both promising and professional artists. The Museum is a privately supported, non‐profit arts institution whose core commitment to Arts for Everyone guides the Museum’s programs and operations.

 

Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

508.222.2644 x11

www.attleboroartsmuseum.org

 

 

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