The opening of "Alchemy: Three Artists Reassemble the Past" is Saturday April 29th, 4-6 pm at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center in Gloucester, MA.
Months ago, when putting together a proposal, I asked artists Lorraine Sullivan and Daniel Benayun if they would like to join me in this endeavor. Luckily they said yes. We were fortunate enough to be granted a show, and were even more fortunate to receive a grant through the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation to put it all together!
"The three artists, who work in a wide range of mediums, submitted a proposal to present the works—paintings, works-on-paper, assemblage and life-size figurative sculpture—inspired by the past and now being displayed on both levels of the Cultural Center.
Benayun, Cross, and Sullivan all consider themselves storytellers. To construct their stories, they draw from history, memories, experiences—and even their extensive personal collections of “stuff." “Alchemy” is defined as “the seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.” Each artist is an alchemist in their own right, borrowing snippets of time, taking bits and pieces to construct a new narrative. Much of the artists’ works evoke a yearning for the past, while still remaining contemporary and relevant. Looking back while also looking ahead, Benayun, Cross, and Sullivan work to reinterpret their experiences in a way that makes sense of their current lives and our constantly changing world".
Most of the work I will be showing is brand new and has never been exhibited before! I sincerely hope you'll join us for the opening of "Alchemy"!
The Rocky Neck Cultural Center is located at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Read the press release here.