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
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.
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;
A-Z at Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA;
June 2013 – present
Blue, Juror: Joseph Thomas, Director Mass MoCA,
University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA;
Solo Exhibit, Windows, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA;
Solo Exhibit, Architecture Alphabet Soup, a collection of 26 paintings inspired by each letter of the alphabet,
Brickbottom Gallery, Cambridge, MA;
Made in Medway, an invitational exhibit curated by Kate Burgess, Stone Mill Gallery, Medway, MA;
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;
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;
JP to ME, Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain, MA;
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;
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;
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
Visiting Nurses Association,
Milton Hospital, Milton, MA
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Bethesda, MD and Fairfax, VA
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
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
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)
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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