My People - Daphne Confar
You Are There – Ann Strassman
September 7 – October 13, 2018
Artists’ Receptions : September 7 & October 5th 5:30-8:00pm
Two Massachusetts Painters Share Their Visions - Both artists paint from photographs, found or taken
We are pleased to be showing Daphne Confar’s, My People, her first exhibit in the gallery. Confar’s paintings, oils on wood or paper, feel like snapshots found in a family album —individuals seen in their everyday lives, in ordinary settings doing ordinary things.
This is Ann Strassman’s first solo exhibit with the gallery. Painting from photographs she has taken of people on the street going about their everyday activities or of her glorious gardens, she brings to the viewer a sense of exuberance. Using acrylics, she paints on cardboard appliance boxes and other cardboard containers which to others would be tossed or recycled. Using the large format these boxes allow, her portraits are almost life-size. When sitting in the gallery, you are surrounded by strangers — and you, too, join the energy and activity of busy streets. It’s all about the paint for Strassman…