Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by IFA featured artists Linda Megathlin and Mercedes Nuñez and guest artist Stephen Remick as part of a group exhibit February 8 through March 18 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren. The public is invited to a free reception for the artists on Friday, February 9 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Megathlin, a photographer and mixed media artist, will present a series of still life photographs that she has titled, "Animate Objects." Her images are created from objects that she has gathered, collected or rescued. While still life artworks are by definition "inanimate," Megathlin has arranged them in such a way as to depict imagined relationships and the dynamic push and pull that exists between beings and bodies that seemingly share the same space. An IMAGO founding member, she lives and works in Warren and has exhibited throughout Rhode Island and in national juried exhibitions.
Nuñez's series of paintings called, "The GATHERING STORM," is a homage of love, reverence and fear of the power of the invisible form -- the universal unity that exist among all phenomena. Cuban-born, she lives in Massachusetts, but dreams of living elsewhere and has an extensive body of work that includes painting, mixed media/collage and photography. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collection of Bridgewater State University and in private collections throughout the U.S.
Remick's artwork includes a series of landscape paintings that began in his backyard but soon after extended to the world beyond. His subjects include stone walls, abandoned cellar holes and cemeteries, woodpiles, surveyor's ribbon, paths and the abstract beauty of sunlight and shadow on snow. By highlighting these motifs, Remick guides the viewer to think deeply, to realize our connection to one another, our environment, our past, and our future. Remick has had numerous exhibits in both local galleries and museums and has work in private collections throughout the U.S. and internationally. Recently, he has re-connected with plein-air painting and sets aside time to paint on-site near where he lives in Southcoast Massachusetts as well as in neighboring coastal Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Eileen Siobhan Collins, Rose Esson-Dawson, Mary Dondero, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Eileen Mayhew, Yolanda Mazzoni, Rina Naik, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.
The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.