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Brian Cody - Curious Drawings

Curious Drawings
At the First Parish Art Gallery, September 17, 2004 – November 5, 2004

Artist’s Statement

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 I’ve always wanted to render. Others, like flowers and seashells, are elegant examples of nature’s 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 watercolor’s 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 children’s book illustrator. Most recently, he’s 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 he’s had in a while.

Gallery Exibit History

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,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Mary Jo Rines
Winky Merrill
Toni Junkin
Carol Hinckley
Karen MacDuffie
Betty Lou Marple
Wendy Wrean
Ellen Touart-Grob

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