Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Recommended viewing: "Home Grown" at New Bedford Art Museum

You have two more weeks to catch the amazing show "Home Grown: 10 From the Southcoast" at the New Bedford Art Museum, curated by David B. Boyce.

The show highlights a diverse range of styles and mediums including etching, blown glass, graphic design and oil painting, all made by artists who were born and raised in the New Bedford area.

These artists include the amazing Peter Pereira, a master with the camera whose sensitivity ranks him among the greats of photojournalism, and my dear friend John Borowicz, whose portraits manage to capture every wrinkle and follicle, but also reveal the personality underneath.

Other artists in the show include David Baggarly (gorgeous jewel tones in oil inspired by icon paintings), John Cox, Jason Duval, Hoyt Hottel III, Mark Parsons (you've never seen etchings with textures this rich), Ben Shattuck (complete characters described in gliding shorthand brush strokes), Carolyn Swiszcz, and David Walega.

The photo above is a view from the show, taken by John Borowicz, as museum visitors contemplate his paintings. For more information, click here.

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