Mary K. Mooney
Reincarnation of the Old
A Collection of Mixed Media Figurative Sculpture
On view now in the Library Solarium
Local artist Mary K. Mooney has been a member of the Art Space-Maynard community for twelve years. In addition to having a studio at Art Space-Maynard, Mary is also a member of the gallery committee and the Co-Chair of the outdoor sculpture exhibits at Art Space-Maynard. Mary has a background in Design, Painting and Sculpture.
The artist says of her work: Old found objects speak to me, and as I listen I feel they each tell me they have another purpose. This is what has influenced my current body of work, a collection of mixed media figurative sculpture. I rely on the influence of surrealism as a foundation for my work. My process is to let the objects inform the figure, which allows each piece to take on its own personality. I use a variety of materials in each sculpture and although each piece is different, the result is consistent, to give each piece a new life. By giving new life to these objects, I invite the viewer to see the ability to repurpose and recycle objects and to find their inner beauty.
For more information on the art of Mary K. Mooney, visit: mooneyfinearts.com
Carol Rissman: PATTERNS + TEXTURES + NATURE
On view through February 26, 2019 in the Meeting Room Gallery
Carol Rissman began studying ceramics decades ago, part-time, while working her day job. She continued to take classes at a number of community studios and craft schools. Now, retired from earlier careers in education, journalism and writing, she is a full-time Resident Artist at the Ceramics Program at Harvard University.
She says of her work, "I’m very interested in patterns and textures in nature. I use techniques including drawing, monoprinting, and carving, and sometimes natural objects themselves, to capture the feeling of the landscape in clay."
For more information on Carol Rissman, visit www.carolrissmanstudio.com
Exhibitions are free and handicapped accessible. Exhibitions in the library meeting room are available for viewing whenever the library is open and the room is not in use for a meeting. Please check the library Events Calendar for availability.
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