At the First Parish Art Gallery, November 6, 2004 January 5, 2005
VIEWPOINTS IN TIME:
For this exhibition I am showing paintings that represent the different themes I explore in my work: cityscapes, landscapes, waterscapes and still life.
Beautiful city architecture has always intrigued me, especially in old cities such as Boston and Paris where the old and new are fancifully juxtaposed. Cityscapes will be a feature of this show.
Bridges have been a theme in my work, as they offer an opportunity to paint water and reflections, but they also have a symbolic value of problem solving and coming together. Pathways also figure in my landscapes along with the bridges in the water views.
A collection of antique lace has featured in my still lifes as representing a different approach to time: we live in such a rushed era where time is scarce. But somebody in an earlier era spent many hours making something beautiful: the lace that figures in my work is an effort to present a visual antidote to our rushed life style. I also use mirrors to reflect different times of day and thus bring the viewer's attention to tricks of time.
Straightforward floral paintings are also a part of this show. Who can resist their allure? The artist quickly learns that their beauty is inimitable, but is great fun to try.
Resume & Background
LUCY PAGE SPRAYREGEN
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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