Passage: Forest Hills Cemetery #2, gouache on panel, 24 x 36 in.(2 panels, each 24 x 18 in.), 2019
GALATEA FINE ART is celebrating 10 years! This annual December Artists Group Exhibit, Marking a Decade, highlights signature works by our gallery artists.
Galatea Fine Art represents Boston-area emerging and mid-career contemporary fine artists, with a mission to exhibit work of the highest quality. Located in the heart of Boston’s SoWA neighborhood in the South End, members include a wide variety of painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed media artists.
David Lee Black
Jo Ann Boback
Jennifer Jean Costello
Youngsheen A. Jhe
Yvonne Troxell Lamothe
Jeannine Hunter Lazzaro
C. J. Lori
Marsha N. Odabashian
Vicki Kocher Paret
Nora Charney Rosenbaum
James C. Varnum
Carol Wontkowski Crystal Woodward
My folded paper paintings investigate issues of freedom and equality. The paintings express these ideals as both formidable and fragmented, unshakable and vulnerable, solid and uncertain.
Starting with paper photographs, I fold the images to give them a new 3rd dimension, communicating both disruption and resilience. The ability to fold and reconfigure uncovers new meanings in familiar images. I make large paintings of the fragile paper constructions to fix transitional moments in a solid form.
As an American female raised in the 1980s, I grew up in a time when liberty and equality seemed inevitable and always advancing. My paintings question that inevitability, and look at the uncertainty and possibility in our new era.
FACE TO FACE
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:
now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
(1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV)
What do we see when we look into the mirror? This bible passage translation from the original Greek uses the word “glass” rather than the more accurate “mirror”, and “darkly” rather than the alternatives “dimly” or “obscurely.” Seeing our true self would be “face to face,” but what version of self do we see, or wish to be seen?
In this series of composite photographs, I explore the various components of self that lurk in the background of the image we present to the outside world, components of the self that may even evade our conscious awareness. The images were created through an interplay between video monitor, mirrors, and lighting to combine images in real time rather than by computer manipulation. During the photographic session, I wanted to experience the altered images that stared back at me as I positioned myself in front of the mirror. I was often surprised (or dismayed) by the result.
The Swiss psychologist Carl Jung felt that our personalities are composed of many versions of “self”, and that one of our goals to integrate these selves into a single self through the process of individuation. At our core is a true self, intangible and elusive, and which we may never truly know face to face.
A group exhibit that presents works by three passionate artist/friends who stand in observation and reflection: on the edge of personal history with the Land, next to Nature’s grand aggregate formations, or by the sanctuary of the sea with its ever rhythmic tidal flow.
Through mixed media, echo printing, photography and painting, Stephanie Roberts-Camello, Robin MacDonald-Foley and Beverly Rippel honor the Land as it has been worked and walked, cursed and loved, and shaped by wind, sun, water, and drought throughout geological time. Through abstracted and real images - of watermarks, written words, rocks, roots, shadows and leaves, they capture ‘what is now’ as well as what remains; what history and memory have folded into their visions within the parameters and the constancy of Time.