6 Bridges Gallery is pleased to present “ArtSpark,” an exhibit in which six of our artists explore their connections with other artistic disciplines, including music, literature, performing arts and video. The exhibit will be on view January 28 – February 29, 2020, with a reception on Saturday, February 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
We invite you to visit the exhibit and see for yourself the inspirations these artists find from other forms of art.
Margo Cascella’s landscapes visually express and embody her thoughts on the aging process sparked by Carol Orsborn’s poem, Into the Forest. She invites you to find the new sprouts, broken limbs, and decay and embrace it all.
Jeanne D’Amico, a potter, is inspired by the poem, A Great Wagon, by Rumi, a 13th century Sufi mystic. Particular lines from the poem offer both encouragement and a challenge to passionately continue her work with clay.
Natalie MacKnight’s brain wants to draw a perfectly straight line, yet her eyes are drawn to the irregularities of the “imperfect” lines she finds in nature. To align her mindset with her vision, she turns to experimental jazz and avant-garde classical music. As the unexpected rhythms and sounds fill the air, her creativity starts to flow.
One of the most memorable parts of Brent Mathison’s childhood is the hours spent in his dad’s lap listening to records. Often, it was a John Denver record. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” always seems to be playing in Brent’s mind as he is photographing his adopted hometown of Maynard, MA.
Carole McNamee was a dancer in her youth and her paintings capture the sense of rhythm and grace present in the dancers’ movement. Sometimes her work is figurative with clearly recognizable forms. Other works are abstract expressions of her remembered sensations of rhythm and movement.
Kara Patrowicz created drawings for this exhibit of her infant son both from life and based on phone videos. She’s interested in how video apps and social media effect one’s experience of everyday, domestic moments, as well as one’s perception of movement and stillness.
Margo Cascella, “Fallen Tree”
Jeanne D’Amico, “Earth Vessel II”
Natalie MacKnight, “Stone”
Brent Mathison, “Sunset After the Storm”
Carole McNamee, “Syncopation”
Kara Patrowicz, “Play/Pause 3”