Sat 10/3: Opening day for Closer, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Catherine Graffam
New Exhibition - Closer

We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest exhibition Closer, a solo show featuring new paintings by Catherine Graffam. Although she is only 27, Graffam has already made a big impression on the art world in New England and beyond through her compelling self portraits. This latest body of work marks a new direction for Graffam as her first portrait series to feature primarily people other than herself. Through paintings of her friends and loved ones, Graffam explores themes of emotional intimacy and queer love. 

When Graffam first began making work for Closer, her goal was to move away from the deeply introspective self portraits that defined her early career. Instead of making work examining her own past trauma, Graffam wanted to focus on creating depictions of queer beauty and loving relationships. However as the COVID-19 pandemic set in, her desire to paint her loved ones took on a new significance under social distancing restrictions. Read more about how Graffam's new series of portraits developed here.

Dream About Me, oil on panel
Detail from Isolation, oil on panel
Detail from Mel as in Melody, gouache on panel
Detail from Sarah, You're a Star, gouache on panel

We have partnered with Graffam to publish a catalogue of images of the work featured in
Closer, including an introduction written by Gallery Director Caitee Hoglund. The book is available for pre-order here, and will be ready to ship soon. 

Above: detail from Klax and Audrey, gouache on panel
In the Studio
Caitlin DuennebierEven the Bugs and Animals are Sad, milk paint on wood

This week's Studio Visit is with artist Caitlin Duennebier, who works in a wide range of media from painting and drawing to sculpture and animation.

Although Duennebier no longer has access to her studio due to the pandemic, working from home has allowed her to pursue a project illustrating a story written by a friend, 
The Great Adventures of Sassafras and Mr. Hobo. Learn more about Duennebier and her latest projects here
New in the Gallery

Yuko Oda, detail from Garden of Fertility, Japanese Nihonga paint on paper, mounted on panel
Yuko OdaUntitled (Dead Bird), Japanese Nihonga paint and silver leaf on paper, mounted on canvas

Thu-Sun: 12-6
Tue-Wed: by appointment

At this time, we are permitted to have four people in the gallery at any one time so for the safest and most convenient way to see what's new at the gallery, we encourage you to make an appointment. Appointments can be made via phone, email or social media. Additionally, you may check out our artists' pages and our online shop, and if there's something you're interested in we're happy to offer curbside pickup, free local delivery or shipping services. Keep in touch and thank you for your continued support!

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