February 16 – March 26, 2022
Reception on Saturday, March 12, 7:00–9:00 PM
6 Bridges Gallery presents “Remnants of the Past,” an exhibit of recent works by our associate member artists. The exhibit will be on view at 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main Street, Maynard, from February 16 through March 26, 2022. It will also be hosted online at 6Bridges.Gallery. A reception will be held on March 12 from 7:00–9:00 PM.
In this exhibit, Jeanne D’Amico, Natalie MacKnight, Brent Mathison, and Judith Stein introduce new bodies of work that highlight the importance of the past in guiding their creative pursuits. Whether inspired by the beauty of nature, the wisdom of artists from previous centuries, or family history, these artists have created contemporary works that link the past to the present and transform reality into art. Works in the exhibit include ceramics, photography, collage and paintings.
Click the Artist’s names below to view their full exhibit:
Jeanne D’Amico – Between the idea of a clay piece and the making, there is a dialogue with potters of the past. Ceramicist Jeanne D’Amico shares the common influences and traditions of these potters, yet brings her own perspective and techniques to the making process. Using pinch pots, clay slabs and coiled forms made by hand, she incorporates rich surface patterns, textures and glazes to create functional pieces made for everyday use.
Natalie MacKnight – The paintings Natalie MacKnight presents in this exhibit are a continuation of the exploration she began in early 2020 of boulders and the spaces they define within their surroundings. The ancient heft of the largest forest boulders dominates surrounding trees, yet these trees often seem like sentries, standing watch over a precious, long-ago abandoned, glacial cargo. Smaller boulders, whether deposited separately or calved into chunks by the forces of nature, appear to be following a different path, weaving their way on tip-toe through the trees. Working in gouache on paper, MacKnight seeks to convey the energy emoted through these seemingly static boulders.
Brent Mathison – During a recent trip to Utah, photographer Brent Mathison encountered a landscape rich with remnants of the past, both natural and human-made. Some of those scenes are displayed here, all printed using methods rooted in 19th century processes including kallitype, cyanotype, and gum bichromate.
Judith Stein – In this exhibit, Judith’s work reflects her exploration of collage and the unlimited ways of integrating paper and paint. Works in this exhibit range from pure collage to multi-layered oil paintings that incorporate fragments of her father’s WWII letters and photographs. The textures and forms created by the collage pieces add to the intrigue, subtlety, and complexity of each composition. These collages are also a tribute to her parents and in-laws as they coped with, and survived WWII. Each work conveys the painful separation, fragmentation, fear, and horrors of war as well as the love, hope, and resilience that helped her family survive.