For Immediate Release
August 17, 2006
Gallery AA/B – ArtAdvisory/Boston
Contact:  Jennifer Wood-Patrick
(617) 574-0022 /  artadvisory@verizon.net

 

Exhibition ~ September 16 through October 20, 2006
Kathleen Cammarata and David Bligh, Recent Paintings and Drawings

Opening Reception Sat. Sept. 16 4-6 PM
Annual Open Studios ~ Sept 16 & 17, 11 AM - 6 PM, Sat. & Sun.

Regular gallery hours: Thursday & Fridays 12:00 – 5:30 PM and appointments

 

Cammarata's oils on canvas and works on paper address the power and delicacy of the earth. Subtle elements reveal man's impact on this balance. Bligh's prints focus on nature and architecture and the beauty of their meeting, sometimes imagined or dreamed.

                  Kathleen Cammarata believes the biography of the earth wears deep handprints of the human. What does this relationship look like today?    

                  With the Earthrise photograph of 1968 artists saw their first images of earth’s curve from space. This new understanding called for a new horizon. The concept of change permeates the planet, its language, and its consciousness. The four paintings in this exhibition which come from a larger series of works, are of this genre and are concerned with irreversible transformations to the earth. Colors and textures are lush and mesmerizing. Scale is monumental but also intimate, as indicated in the monoprints from the “Codex” series.

                   Cammarata has exhibited her art in galleries and museums throughout New England and also in galleries in Washington DC, New York, New Jersey, W. Virginia and Indiana. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in such noted venues as the Dean’s Gallery M.I.T., DeCordova Museum, Clark University Gallery and the Fitchburg Art Museum, among others.  She has received numerous grants and awards spanning over ten years of active recognition by noted N.E. arts organizations and foundations.

                  David Bligh’s mixed media works on exotic papers evolve from his studies of philosophy as relative to creating art. He speaks of “Making places…as models or maps for emotion and memory… distilled from my trying to make a place that is familiar yet unknown.”  Repetition, code, or breath is something he strives for in his pieces, not only visually but also spiritually, reflecting the truth of the origin.  Utilizing innovative printmaking techniques combined with refined painting and drawing skills, Bligh creates layers of fascinating and subtle colorations.

                  Bligh’s exhibition experience includes the Lancaster Museum of Art, PA; International Competition, Agora Gallery, NYC; Rhode Island School of Design;  Sumei Arts in Newark, NJ and Clark University Gallery, among other noted galleries in MA and NY. He has extensive teaching experience in printmaking at Mass. College of Art and Montserrat College of Art and elsewhere.

                  We are located at 535 Albany Street, Suite 3B, Boston. For more information please call Gallery AA/B at (617) 574- 0022 or visit www.artadvisoryboston.com.

 

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