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Seeing and Not Seeing . . .
Reception: Sunday, April 6, 2014; 2 - 4 p.m.
Inspired by “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro, the April art exhibit will feature the artists from Lowell’s Western Avenue Studios who will share their responses to reading Chelmsford's One Book title. We are honored to present this group show of the Western Avenue artists.
A Note from the Curator
"You never know what you will get when you offer the artists at Western Avenue a challenge. And “The Art Forger” was a meaty challenge as you will see from the variety of work being shown in response to the book.Some of the artists chose to work in the style of Degas . . . or to create their own ‘forgeries’ with copies of Degas, Bierstadt, Wyeth, Courbet and Marquet. Some were enamored of the Gardner Museum itself, most notably the courtyard (that place of beauty that is forever off limits), although one focused on the theft and another on the lions.
Others were fascinated by the discussion of technique and explored that using their own media. Still others chose specifics from the narrative to focus on, some in 2 dimensions, some in 3. Others embraced the city of Boston, walking in Claire’s footsteps. The artists of Western Avenue Studios enjoyed the book and enjoyed responding to it. We hope that you enjoy our response!"
The following artists are participating in this show:
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