Through August 31 in the Meeting Room Gallery.
Acton artist Ray Paradiso’s strong use of underpainting, combined with rich layers of colors, brings depth and movement to his expressive landscapes.
When I see a grove of trees backlit from the setting sun, each casting long shadows forward, I see abstract shapes, and if I look deeply, the juxtaposition of colors. I try to capture those elements in my recent body of work. I am self-taught, and have experimented with different styles. When I first started, I saw the landscape as it was represented. Over the years, what I saw deepened and I try to convey the deeper perspective with thick bold brushstrokes, interesting color combinations and varying degrees of abstraction, and it is the sum of those techniques that I hope results in something both striking and appealing.
Book as Art
Exhibition in the glass display case in the Library Solarium through August 25, 2018
Agnes Martin once wrote “An Artist is the one who can fail and fail and still go on” - these powerful words reaffirmed my creative journey by inspiring me to realize that art is a process that when started can never be finished. While studying design and printmaking I discovered a great passion for Book Arts. In my work, I explore the book itself, the boundaries between the form and the content.
As an emigrant, I am infused with inspiration resident in my roots and history. I am interested in the continuous growing dialogue of identity and multiculturalism, which is a central element in modern society. The source of my imagery, which explores the connection between chaos and order amongst themes, is both derived by chance and experimentation.
Born in Warsaw, Poland Ania Gilmore received her BFA with honors in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, studied printmaking, book arts and fibers at the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Her portfolio includes works on paper, artist books, fiber art and mixed-media. In 2014 Ania was an invited artist to Gallery Nori in Jeju Island, Korea; in 2017 had a Solo Exhibition in Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea, and in 2018 her work was shown at the Bojagi Forum and Chojun Textile & Quilt Art Museum in Seoul, Korea. As an awarded artist of 2016 Excellence in Fibers by Fiber Art Now magazine her work was shown at the New Bedford Art Museum. Ania’s work was featured in Art New England magazine, Woodstock magazine, Fiber Art Now magazine, published in the Artistry in Fiber: Wearable Art book by Anne Lee, E. Ashley Rooney, The Collection of Polish Book Art from the 20th to the 21st Century at the Musashino Art University Museum in Tokyo, Japan, awarded Artscope Magazine Centerfold in May/June 2015 and included in 1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art book by Peter and Donna Thomas. Her works are in public and private collections in Australia, Hungry, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Poland, Romania, UK, and USA. Ania lives and works in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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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