Candace Walters - Flower Clouds - 2013 5 in. x 8 in. Gouache on book boards
Candace Walters: The View From Here
Candace Walters’ latest body of work is comprised of mixed media collages that create luminous portraits of the artist's daughter and delicate landscape paintings. Walters uses gouache and found materials, acrylic and paper or newsprint, vintage ephemera, and small objects on board. In her landscape paintings, Walters references a personal narrative and admiration of her natural surroundings. Walters' portraits are exquisite and unassuming; her intimate works are finely balanced as icons of everyday emotions.
Walters has been featured in exhibitions at venues throughout the Northeast, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and Danforth Museum. She earned her MFA from Boston University and is now an associate professor of art at Stonehill College.
Julia Zanes: The Blue Prophetic Alphabet
Julia Zanes' prolific new body of work, The Blue Prophetic Alphabet, is a fantastical blue world. Each new work is comprised bright and bold characters or vegetation. Yet, with the use delicate, transparent layers of cobalt and blue-green, which act like a veil for the viewer to peer through, it creates enchanted and dream-like feeling. Working within a long established tradition of narrative, her paintings are an “attempt to go into those moments between sense and non-sense, when storytelling is at its most urgent.”
Educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, Julia Zanes has exhibited her work throughout the New England region as well as in Canada, New Orleans, and Chicago.