Awry | Just Breathe
New work by Donna Caselden and M. Kristine Fisher
September 25 - October 12 . 2020
Jane Deering Gallery 
19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA 01930
917-902-4359


Inspired by these historic times … this exhibition presents two different interpretations in response to “the noise” of the current Covid19 pandemic. Awry — Nothing seems quite right in the world, everything is a bit off kilter. All pieces are intentionally misaligned and act as a metaphor for the angst and discord in today’s world. Just Breathe — As an antidote to the disarray, these works reflect the way in which Cape Ann’s transporting beauty, discovered along daily beach walks and explorations,  provides comfort, healing, and renewal.

Donna Caselden has won acclaim for her  work in acrylic and oil and is known for her experimental 2D artwork which incorporates unusual substances (marble dust, mica, sand) to achieve unique texture and effects. Awry — works in mixed media, including spray paint, latex paint and copper tape on paper, then mounted onto board.  Caselden is a member of Cape Ann’s Experimental Art Group at Rockport Art Association & Museum, The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS), Rocky Neck Cultural Center, Fort Points Art Community, the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and is a Master Artist of the Newburyport Art Association. The artist is represented by Gallery on Jarves in Sandwich, Massachusetts. She maintains a studio in the seaside village of Annisquam in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Her work is held in museums, galleries and private collections throughout the country, and was exhibited at the renowned Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts. www.donnacaselden.com.

 M. Kristine Fisher is known for her works in mixed media and photography.  She writes: My strategy for everyday living is to seek, create and share beauty. This inspires and sustains me, and provides the balance to a present world of unpredictable rhythms. From her studio in Annisquam, Massachusetts, Fisher creates mixed media work deeply influenced by an extensive career in commercial architectural design during her tenure with global leader, Herman Miller. She is drawn to bold forms, sculptural elements, and graphic composition. The Just Breathe series is comprised of monotypes on rice paper further combined with acrylic on paper. Fisher has exhibited with numerous North Shore arts organizations, including the Experimental Group, Rockport Art Association Museum (RAAM), Rockport, MA; Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA; Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA; The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS), MA; and Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA. www.kristinefisher.com.

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