Oct. 16th- Nov 20th, 2018
Opening Reception Sunday, October 21st 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead, MA, is delighted to present, “Awakened Color,” a vibrant and expressive exhibition of abstract paintings by Boston based Artist Heather Buechler. Trained in Figurative Drawing and Fibers, Buechler began to experiment with varied materials including resin, acrylics, cattle markers, and recycled house paints. In 2011 Heather Buechler did a residency at the Contemporary Artist Center in New York where she began abstract drawings. Since then she has continued painting in this arena, focusing specifically on the intersection between spirituality and the state of one's mind and presence.
At first glance Buechler’s work appears to be merely abstract, but upon careful visual interaction, one cannot help but feel the soothing peacefulness that emanates from the canvas. This feeling isn’t coincidental – it is intentionally crafted and it is the force behind her work. “My art evolves with me and each collection is representative of my state of mind at the time that it was created. My collections materialize into whirlpools of darkness, purity and divinity, arbitrariness, and supremacy - all intertwined with one another.” This visual interpretation of universal inter-connectivity allows the viewer to lose themselves within the borders of the canvas. On a rudimentary level, Buechler’s work is about beauty, truth, and connectivity.
Buechler received her BFA from Colorado State University in her home town of Fort Collins Colorado. Her work is held in private collections in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Colorado, Alaska, Washington, California, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Italy. In 2006 Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino awarded one of her Buddha drawings to the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester MA.
Please join us at the Stetson Gallery opening reception of “Awakened Color” Sunday, October 21st 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 PM.
Stetson Art Gallery was established more than 20 years ago to showcase the talents of local artists in primarily solo exhibitions. The Gallery is open weekday mornings, during church events, during me&thee coffeehouse concerts, and by appointment. For further information, visit uumarblehead.org. Also visit Stetson Gallery on Facebook.
This exhibit is curated by Michele Martin Albee an accomplished Marblehead photographer and member of both UUCM and the Marblehead Arts Association. To express interest in exhibiting in Stetson Gallery, email Michele Martin Albee at firstname.lastname@example.org