Thursday, December 4, 2014

New year, new show

I'm so pleased to be part of a two-person show with Bob Collins at the Danforth Museum School's Round Room Gallery coming up in January. Bob and I have been teachers together at the Danforth school for the past 12 years! Since I first met him all those years ago, I've continued to marvel at his boundless energy and creative ideas as a teacher. He's never failed to be a generous and genial colleague.

Bob Collins
In addition to our professional experiences, Bob and I share many aesthetic sensibilities. We both work abstractly, with little if any reference to actual subject matter. We both rely on a plain black-and-white palette, occasionally punctuated with color. We both work on a square format, so as to give all the elements equal weight. While we speak the same language, however, we are saying different things. Bob's paintings are packed with solid, layered shapes, while mine show linked loops that are weightless and flowing. Bob is earth; I am air. I believe these factors will make for a strong show of contrasts and commonalities.
Catherine Carter

Our exhibit, titled "Recent Paintings," will be on view from Sunday, January 4, to Friday, January 16, 2015. The gallery is located on the second floor of the museum building, in the center of the school, at 123 Union Avenue in Framingham, Massachusetts. Gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9 AM to 9:30 PM; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 AM to 6 PM; Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM; and Sunday, noon to 5 PM.

More photos to come!

Artwork by Robert Collins, acrylic on board

"Scribble 4" by Catherine Carter, acrylic on canvas, 20 inches square, 2013

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