Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery

Evelyn R. Swett
October 11 – November 16, 2019

Rebecca Lawrence + Clifford B. West Galleries

Martha Stein: A 40 Year Retrospective
October 11 – November 16, 2019

Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery

Mary Admasian: Marked

September 6 – October 2, 2019

Marked is a collection of small sculptures and assemblages made from reclaimed wood, barbed wire, rusted metal, gold wire, glass beads, acrylic paint, and graphite. Admasian composed the collection within a conceptual narrative prompted by how we mark trees with blue paint before they are cut, discarded, or used for building. Within these materials, she explores the actual barriers between objects—positions and connections—as well as the implicit boundaries of familial, political, and social covenants and conventions.

Rebecca Lawrence Gallery

Robert Hitzig: Rough/Polished

September 6 – October 2, 2019

Rough/Polished is a collection of primarily new work that tells stories non-verbally through contrasting textures, odd shapes, and color. They express emotions, feelings, and experiences that are beyond words.

“When we see people, we capture a tiny fraction of who they are. We have no idea what they have been through and how they got to where they are. All that matters exists but can’t be represented with visibly identifiable objects. To me, colors and shapes feel like the best way to capture what is present but invisible. All of our personal history — events, plans, interactions — leave marks.” -Robert Hitzig

Clifford B. West Gallery

Rosemary Conroy: Love at First Sight

September 6 – October 2, 2019

I’ve never put together what each of my encounters with these wild creatures have given me — some of it is just too hard to articulate. So instead, I painted this show. I did my best to capture their beauty and spirit as a way to express my love, respect, and wonder for them and to honor and thank them for being part of my experience, as well.

Each painting here has a paragraph recounting a bit of the story of how we met — which I hope you’ll find interesting. Each painting is literally embedded with my words of gratitude and prayers for each species — marks often obscured but definitely there. And each painting has a love song for a title— because that’s what each one is, really. I hope the show leaves you humming a happy tune and being grateful for all the wonderful encounters you’ve had with wild ones in your life.”