Works by Mia Cross, Noelle Fiori, Lena McCarthy, & Cory Shea
November 4th – December 31st, 2017
Opening Reception: November 9th, 6-8pm
A large part of my process is layering paint and leaving hints of a painting’s former stages. Whether it is keeping the first spontaneous mark visible, or allowing a small peek into a pattern past, I want the viewer to keep searching and uncovering the work’s story. This notion grew out of my love for collecting vintage objects and clothing. I’m intrigued by the stories that these mysterious objects have to tell. If we are lucky, sometimes clues are left behind. I want to capture this feeling in my work, that it has been places, that it has taken so many forms you feel inclined to sit and chat with it. Surely if you stay and look long enough, it will reveal itself to you. – Mia Cross
Through collage I seek to convey how women experience both physical scrutiny and the treatment of the female body as a series of fragmented forms. Towards this end, I appropriate an image from the realm of mass culture, and then dismantle and redefine it. I alter the messages conveyed through these images, thereby exposing the violent and aggressive messages conveyed through the mass media. In doing so, my work serves as a tool to explore recognition and resistance. – Noelle Fiori
Lena McCarthy is an emerging multi-media artist and muralist from the Boston area. She obtained her BFA in Painting from Boston University. Soon after, she took off to Santiago, Chile where she became actively involved in the local street art and printmaking scene. In both her public work and studio practice, McCarthy uses human imagery, such as anatomical hearts and pairs of hands, to symbolically refer to each one of us. She is currently based in Boston.
Cory Munro Shea is a working artist and arts administrator residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her artwork has appeared in several galleries in the New England area. Shea received her Masters in Art Administration from Boston University in May of 2016.
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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency