8 June – 30 August 2013

Ellen Wetmore, Searching for Dora Maar, single channel video

FACES is an exhibit of portraits executed by artists of many different media and styles. This show seeks to showcase the portraits that artists have hidden away in their studios. FACES is on exhibit in the Owen Smith Shuman Gallery from Saturday, June 8, through Friday, August 30, 2013. All are welcome to a reception with the artists on Tuesday, July 16 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Ron Hubbard, Lauren on Her Bed, oil on canvas

The artists in FACES use the human face as a starting point for expressions that are both personal and charged with meaning. Using a variety of media, from photography both digital and darkroom based, to video, ceramics, and painting and junk metal, these artists plumb the depths of the human psyche. Come see Paul Quintin’s junk metal sculpture “Prisoner” and the intriguing ceramic forest faces made by Eleonora Lecei, a widely exhibited sculptor and art instructor at the Groton Dunstable Regional High School. A first for the gallery is the inclusion of video art by internationally exhibited video artist and art professor at UMASS Lowell, Ellen Wetmore. Her single channel video “Searching for Dora Maar” pays homage to cubism in a humorous way while riffing on Pablo Picasso’s portraits of his mistress, Dora Maar.

This region abounds in talent. Other artists to come and see include Beth Andrews, Katharine Bell, Petra Breen, Jean Butler, Alicia Dwyer, Lynn Horsky, Ronald Hubbard, Doreen Manning, Hanna Melnyczuk, Martha Oldham, Jill Pottle, Nan Quintin and Suzanne Révy. And who knows—you just might see a FACE that you recognize!

This exhibit is made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

Deborah Santoro

Hanna Melnyczuk, The Impossible Flight, pastel

Martha Oldham, Wary, oil on canvas