I love the art of drawing, the process of putting a pencil to paper to construct a unique image. My drawings feature unusual combinations of disparate objects, some organic and some manufactured, in compositions that play one against the other. Some subjects, like bottle caps, are consumer-designed items Ive always wanted to render. Others, like flowers and seashells, are elegant examples of natures design department that seem to sit comfortably with their industrial counterparts. Hopefully, the combinations will offer the viewer a bit of visual intrigue where none might have been expected.
I work in watercolor and pencil, utilizing the watercolors translucency to convey a sense of stillness and quiet; the opaque pencil is used to add depth as well as hide my most grievous mistakes.
Background in Brief
Brian Cody of Ipswich, MA will be exhibiting his Curious Drawings at First Parish in Weston from September 19 until November 5, 2004. Mr. Cody is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and began his career as a childrens book illustrator. Most recently, hes performed as Creative Director in a variety of hi tech corporate positions. To date, Mr. Cody claims this stint as the resident artist in his household to be the most fun hes had in a while.
About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish
The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.
On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in
honor of its founder,
Its purpose, as described by the founders:
The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the
Mary Jo Rines
Betty Lou Marple
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