Madeleine Lord, Re-Use Renaissance
Joseph Ray, The Third Side
William Scully, Underwaterlillies
Agnes Wyant, There’s Still Life

Artists’ Reception: Friday, October 14, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Our October opening features four solo exhibits, selected through our competitive annual call. Madeleine Lord‘s sculptures begin with scrap metal and a careful process in which the negative spaces of air are assembled as thoughtfully as the metal pieces that create them, resulting in classical, graceful, and whimsical forms. Joseph Ray‘s oil paintings pull together layers of imagery, both abstract and recognizable, to communicate a family narrative of grief and redemption. William Scully took his camera under a small Cape Cod pond to photograph water lillies, capturing their luminous simplicity and the gestures created by nature in the smallest of places. Agnes Wyant found an antique ledger account book, and drew on its pages with a dip pen and walnut ink; her series asks us to move between her mysterious figures, the organic forms surrounding them, and the original handwriting to think about memory, identity, and mortality.

The opening reception and gallery hours are free to the public. The exhibit runs through November 3, with gallery hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment at other times. Free parking is available in the lots belonging to the Freemasons, at Ionic and Beacon Street.

These exhibits are on view Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, and at other times by appointment through November 3.

Images on homepage: William Scully, Water Lilly Study No. 4, underwater digital photograph, archival pigment inkjet print, 26″ x 19″; Agnes Wyant, detail from Page 58 and 39, walnut ink on ledger paper, 19.5″ x 15.75″; Joseph Ray, detail from The Message III, oil on hardboard, 18″ x 12.” Pictured above: Madeleine Lord, Stag, welded scrap steel and paint, 54″ x 40″ x 20″.

Coming Soon to the Aurora


Art On The Line
November 4, 2016

Off the Grid: A Members’ Exhibition in Collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum
November 18 – December 16, 2016

The Thirteenth Annual College Show
Adam Cutler, Monday Mosh Monsters
Tim Evans, Faces All Around
February 3 – March 3, 2017

C.M. Judge, Beyond the Gaze
James Buxton, Order Out of Chaos
Patricia Paxson, Drawn from Beauty
March 17 – April 7, 2017

The Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial
Juried by Samantha Cataldo
May 5 – June 2, 2017

The Fifth Annual “One” Members’ Exhibition
June 16 – July 15, 2017