Donald Shambroom: New Works on Surfaces

16 October - 7 December 2014

Donald Shambroom

Throughout history, flowers have carried symbolic meanings in art, mythology, and culture. Donald Shambroom explores the association of flowers as emblematic of life’s passages; of birth, death, and renewal. The floral references present in all of the paintings in this exhibit are integrated, sometimes obscured, or even obliterated by riotously colored clamors of competing sensory signals and cultural references. Elements vie for attention but, ultimately, balance is achieved.

For this show, in addition to the new painted works (he refers to as combines), Donald is introducing some experiments with video.

Donald Shambroom (born 1950, Teaneck, New Jersey), painter, sculptor, curator and writer, is creating the “Millers River Natural History Museum and Laboratory,” for experimentation with art, science, and public display, in Athol, Massachusetts. As with his paintings, in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum, this work is catalyzed by his study of Marcel Duchamp’s family and life, which yields many surprises about his art.

A reception with the artist will be held on Tuesday, November 4, from 6:30-8:00 pm. All are welcome.

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

Ken Hansen,
Curator