Mosely Gallery hosts “FACE, FACE” exhibition
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 13, 2013) Mosely Gallery interim director Corrine Beardsley curates a show, “FACE, FACE,” March 29 through April 26 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Thomas/Briggs Arts and Technology Center.
The exhibit, which features five established and emerging artists, opens with a reception March 29, from 4-6 p.m. Artists featured in “FACE, FACE” use the representation of the head as a vehicle for expression, Beardsley said.
“The works vary from realism to abstraction,” she said, “and include a wide variety of mediums including ceramics, wax and concrete sculpture, paintings and collage.”
One of the artists, Quentin McCaffrey, will also present an artist lecture April 11, at 6 p.m. in the Gallery. McCaffrey, an emerging artist who received his master’s degree in fine arts from the New York Academy of Art, will talk about his contemporary sculpture in beeswax and bronze and his career sculpting for Jeff Koons Studio and his own studio in N.Y.
“Mr. McCaffrey has a method of composing form and designing rhythms of line that drive the viewer into his work and keeps them there,” Beardsley said. By focusing on the head, she said, he is able to “express the complexities and subtleties of human nature.”
Other artists in the show are: John Mosher of Salisbury with works in mixed media on paper; Nicolas Holiber of N.Y. using oil painting on steel and mixed media sculpture; Ledelle Moe of Baltimore sculpting in concrete; and Robert Simon of Philadephia showing pieces in earthenware, bronze and plaster.
“To enter a space surrounded by the varying expressions and feelings of each piece of art has been the reward in curating this show,” Beardsley said. “I am sure viewers will be as engaged as I and will take away much from this experience.”
The Mosely Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 410-651-7770 for more information or to schedule a group.
Top left: ""Still Stuck" by John Mosher
Bottom right: "Congregation by Ledelle Moe
Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.