First Parish Church in Weston

The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at The First Parish Church in Weston
Presents "Urban Escapes," an Exhibit of Mixed Media in 2-D/3-D Format
with Architectural Elements
by Maggie Carberry

February 28 - April 23, 2015

Artist Statement

Time spent abroad has influenced my work to include themes of travel, movement and daydreaming. Whether it involves a visit to another country or my own back yard, my art begins with a camera and a journey. I am fascinated by the way printmaking processes can be used to transform a photograph. The gum transfer process in particular can break down a photograph in a way that results in a “bad print.” I use a variety of media to bring these broken photographs back to life.  Layers of ink, acrylic, encaustic, and collage help to turn my nostalgic images into work that suggests a passing of time.

In 2010, I began focusing on my Daydream Dwellings series where I am working to “re-build” urban landscapes one architectural detail at a time.  I believe that repetition in architecture can be used to facilitate daydreaming much like a mandala is used to facilitate meditation. Although meditation is a deliberate act, while daydreaming tends to be accidental, both allow you to take a break from the noise of the world in order to clear your mind and ultimately refocus. I hope that my re-imagined urban landscapes give the viewer a personal portal to their most peaceful daydreams. 

Urban Escape by Carberry
Urban Escape

Atlas View by Carberry
Atlas View

About the Artist

Ms. Carberry received her BA in Art Education from The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) in 1994. In 2001, she earned an MA in printmaking at the University of the Arts in London, England and was presented with the Marlborough Fine Arts Award. She is certified in Massachusetts to teach art in K - Grade 8 and has been the K - Grade 5 art teacher in the Westwood, MA public schools since 2013. Previously, she taught art in the elementary grades at schools in Maryland, Washington, DC, Brazil and Boston since 1996.

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  • Architectura Articulation, Audio Concepts, Boston, MA; Sept. 2013-March 2014
    Solo Exhibit, Urban Escape, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA; May 2014
  • A-Z at Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA; June 2013 – present
  • Blue, Juror: Joseph Thomas, Director Mass MoCA, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA; November 2012
  • Solo Exhibit, Windows, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA; July 2012
  • Solo Exhibit, Architecture Alphabet Soup, a collection of 26 paintings inspired by each letter of the alphabet, Brickbottom Gallery, Cambridge, MA; June 2012
  • Made in Medway, an invitational exhibit curated by Kate Burgess, Stone Mill Gallery, Medway, MA; May 2012
  • Unscripted, Juror: Katherine French, Director of Danforth Museum, Fountain Street Fine Arts Inaugural Exhibit,Framingham, MA; February 2011
  • My Lamp to Light You on Your Way, Juror: Dina Deitsch, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum, @ Katherine Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA; February 2011
  • Elements: Mixed Media Work by M. Carberry and K. Lindholm, J.P. Licks, Jamaica Plain, MA; December 2010- January 2011
  • Blue: More Than a Color, Metaphor, Idea, Feeling or Hue, Cambridge Art Association Juried Show, MA;
    November 2010-January 2011
  • Solo Exhibit, Maggie Carberry: Recent Work, a traveling exhibit through J.P. Licks Stores, in Brookline, Jamaica Plain,
    and Cambridge, MA; May, October-December 2009
  • Jamaica Plain Printmakers, JP Licks, Jamaica Plain, MA; May 2010
  • JP to ME, Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain, MA; February 2010
  • New Media, City Hall, Boston, MA; September - November 2009
  • Jamaica Plain Open Studios, Brewery Complex, Jamaica Plain, MA; September 2009
  • JPOS Annual Juried Show, Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College, Brookline, MA; September 2008
  • Jamaica Plain Artists’ Exhibit at Boston Logan Airport, Boston, MA; June – Sept. 2008
  • Solo Exhibit, Maggie Carberry: Postcards from Brasilia, Dia y Noche – Arte & Gastronomia, Brasilia, DF Brasil; April- June 2005
  • Post-Graduate Printmakers in London 2001: A Survey Exhibition, Frank/Hindley Art Consultants for Clifford Chance, London, UK August 2001
  • MA Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK; July 2001
  • Washington Art-O-Matic, Washington, DC; May -June 1999
  • Several Juried Shows with the Wilson Center Gallery, 7th & E Streets. MW. Washington, DC; January - December 1999

Ames Sky by Carberry
Ames Sky

Visiting Nurses Association,
Washington, DC  
Milton Hospital, Milton, MA
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Bethesda, MD and Fairfax, VA Ÿ
Private collections in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chili, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Spain,
Switzerland, Taiwan, United States of America

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

On September 12, 2000, the Standing Committee established the
Art Gallery Committee as an ad hoc committee with no expiration date.
The members of the committee are appointed by the Standing Committee.

Rosalie Beith, appointed 2012
Karen Gallagher, appointed 2011
Larry Grob, appointed 2011
Sylvia Whitman, Chair, appointed 2005
Tom Wintle, Senior Minister

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