"Light in a Dark Season" Members Exhibition at Museum of Art

On view through January 27th in Dennis

In “Light in a Dark Season,” 80 artists shine their light for the Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA) visitors in in a stunning variety of paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and jewelry.

“We received over 200 creative submissions from our artist members who interpreted what inner and outer light means to them,” said Benton Jones, acting executive director of CCMoA. “This show is inspiring and will lift the spirits of our visitors as the days darken into winter.”

The show was juried by teacher, curator and painter Patricia Stark Feinstein who selected 83 works for the show saying, My aim was to present an exhibition that would challenge and inspire from a multitude of perspectives and that would add Light to our corner of the world.”

At the reception on December 6, Feinstein announced three Juror’s Choice Awards:

Victory of the Spirit by Gary Urgonski - metal/mixed media sculpture

The commanding presence of this bold, poignant and whimsical figure offers a truly unique image.  Composed of a multitude of intriguing elements—found objects, welded metal and wire, glass, wood and stone—the sculpture suggests the strength, resilience and ultimate transcendence brought to the dark seasons of our lives. Each part of the image teases forth our personal engagement with questions, thoughts and feelings, and the small book and attached pen request our participation.

 

Determination by Linda O. Fanning - watercolor

In this luminous, poetic realm created out of mere paint and paper, a landscape has been transformed into a message of spirit, hope, faith, and of light over dark. The delicate yet dramatic interweaving of air and water, sky and land surrounds a bird in its upward flight, a symbol of Determination in an ever-changing world. As we look at this delicate watercolor, we recognize aspects of the world around us, but we are asked to see this world in a new way.

 

Pleiades by Michael Pearson – oil and acrylic on board

The painting titled Pleiades conveys the dynamic rhythm that is a part of all inner and outer life. More specifically, it speaks of the grandeur, the exquisite complexity and even the majesty of the cosmos. This vision of galaxies alive with clusters of stars confirms that the space we thought of as dark is, in fact, filled with light. By standing close to the painting and filling the field of vision with its imagery, you can soar deeply into the darkest space and out again into the shimmering movement of stars and nebulae.


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