Press Release: October-November Exhibits at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Sep. 17, 2019 / Press Release

A DYNAMIC DISPLAY OF EYE-POPPING COLOR CONTRASTED WITH A UNIQUE EXHIBIT BASED AROUND BLACK AND WHITE MARK A MUST-SEE NEW EXHIBITION OPENING OCTOBER 12TH AT COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS!


WHAT:
Terra Incognita: Exploring New Terrain - A new show from Cape Cod artist Mary Doering
Black and White: Launch Point A mixed medium exhibit featuring 12 local artists

WHEN:
October 12- November 16, 2019
Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Free Admission!

OPENING RECEPTION OCTOBER 12th, 5:00-7:00 PM
ARTIST TALK AT 5:20 PM

Terra Incognita: Exploring New Terrain

Terra Incognita: Exploring New Terrain is a record of Mary Doering’s personal journey as an artist. “I step out of my comfort zone by dramatically altering the scale of my work. Working intuitively, I moved deep into new terrain where mystery and unpredictability dictate where the process will lead.”

This exhibition of large-scale mixed media digital prints begins with Doering choosing images from her extensive collection of scanned original drawings, paintings, monoprints, and photographs. These elements are then layered over one another. Blending modes are used paying careful attention to hues, form and composition. Hard edges, line and color fields combine in surprising ways. Transparent multilayers echo fainter versions of shapes and textures. The finished work may be altered with pastel, paint, colored pencils or inks.

About the Artist

Mary Doering grew up in rural North Dakota. She studied design at the university of Minnesota, Ceramics at the Museum School of Pittsburgh and received a degree in Psychology from Lesley College. She taught Ceramics in Connecticut and Art for the Mind Body and Soul in Massachusetts. She has won awards both national and internationally for her art and photography. Mary is a founding member of ArtSynergies and maintains a website www.marydoering.com for her alternative art and photography.

Black and White: Launch Point

What do we think about when we hear the words Black and White? For years, contemporary artists have explored both the literal and figurative ideas expressed in the term “black and white."

A collective of twelve artists explore the various ideas of black and white related to our lives and living spaces. They will create a gallery that looks and feels like you are walking in to an artist’s studio, or a collector's home - a space that uses artisan created furniture, utilitarian objects, art objects, and lighting to set a stage that highlights each artist’s reference to the idea of Black and White.

This group of artists represents both two- dimensional and fine craft media and includes Sarah Caruso, ceramicist, Andreas Kuehn, photographer, Neil Grant, sculptor, Arthur Levi Rainville, photographer, Jacqueline Reeves, painter, Matthew Bielen, painter, Seth Rainville, ceramicist, Yukimi Matsumoto, glass blower, Barbara Willis, fiber artist, Catherine Pritchett, fiber artist, Kenneth Wadoski, fine furniture maker, and Steve Swain, metalsmith. This eclectic group of artists come from culturally diverse artistic and educational backgrounds and each brings to the space their approach to the concept of “black and white."

BOTH EXHIBITS RUN FROM OCTOBER 12 – NOVEMBER 16, 2019

Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, visit www.artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669.

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