"A Wild Edge" and "Free Radicals" at Bromfield in Nov
November 3 - November 27, 2010
Nov 3 - 27
”A Wild Edge” by Tim McDonald
McDonald’s drawings began, in large part, as an evocation of wild nature, but quickly became a more holistic and ritual activity of the body. The moment of making a mark is the ground of imagination: a manifestation of our animal mind operating along a wild edge. A variety of materials, from charcoal, graphite, and ink, to fire, ice, pollen, and clay, drawing, offers, as poet Gary Snyder has written, "an open space to move in with the whole body, the whole mind."
“Free Radicals” by Betsyann Duval
This current series of paintings wonders what forces shaped the lives of women who broke free from stereotypes. They are monumental portraits of women in the context of their era: tributes in the manner of WPA murals of the ‘30s, but instead of honoring the workers of America, they praise women. Drawing on historical events, iconic imagery, and propaganda that surrounded them, the subjects are reimagined in jarring social, political, and cultural juxtaposition.
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 5, 6-8:30 pm