ADAM VINSON on 'We Love Your Custom' Painting


The vest in the painting is most likely from the Indus Valley of Afghanistan. It is decorated with intricate embroidered patterns and mirrors, and would have been worn for special occasions. In this context we see it draped upon a wire hanger with the distinct paper wrapping of a Western dry cleaning business whose thankful message to their patrons is “We Love Our Customers”.

However, here we see specific letters of this message obscured by the vest. If we were to read what is exposed in modern shorthand, we might decipher “we love your custom”. Herein is where I intended to juxtapose the relationship of two very different cultures and their current relationship in history. I prefer to leave the message vague and open to interpretation as it is not my intention to deliver any kind of concrete meaning.

                        Adam Vinson, 'We Love Your Custom', 34 x 26 inches, Oil on Panel

                       Adam Vinson, 'We Love Your Custom', 34 x 26 inches, Oil on Panel

Clearly from the buttons pinned to the vest we can see a few messages eluding to patriotism, cynicism, faith and pacifism. 

The wire hanger is intentionally not “hanging” on any sort of hook or nail. It is a painting and paintings can and should transcend reason. For me, this is a reminder that even though I spent so much time trying to execute verisimilitude with this picture, it is, after all, not reality. 

MEET THE MAKERS -- a pop-up!


Come MEET THE MAKERS October 25th and 26th!  44 North CoffeeUnion PressSloane Merrill Gallery, and Ferro & Fawn have teamed up to bring you two days of Maine roasted coffee, letterpress prints, original oil paintings, and handmade jewelry.  The faces behind these independently owned and run businesses will be here to meet, greet, and give you an inside view into our worlds!

Saturday, October 25th from 11am-5pm at Sloane Merrill Gallery -- 75 Charles Street in Beacon Hill. Including an oil painting demo by local gallery artist Jeremy Durling!

Sunday, October 26th from 11am-5pm at Union Press -- 440 Somerville Avenue in Union Square. Including a letterpress demo by Eli G. Epstein!

Come one, come all!  Here's the Facebook invitation -- feel free to RSVP.

Paint the Hill-- 30 Artists / 30 Locations / Lots of Wet Paint!


On Saturday, June 7th, we had the pleasure of hosting our first ever Paint the Hill Event with the Beacon Hill Civic Association!

The event was a smashing success!  Thirty artists painted around Beacon Hill from early morning until 4pm when all the paintings returned to the gallery for the evening Soirée and Reveal.

Participating artists were from around the greater Boston area, some with an intimate knowledge of Beacon Hill and some exploring the Hill for the first time.  All painted on private property accessible to the public. 

A big THANK YOU to our entire Paint the Hill committee and all of our sponsors who made this event possible: 75 ChestnutHampshire House, Fastachi, Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits, Sevens, Hingham Institute for Savings, Panificio, grosgrain & ink LLC, Boston Art & Framing, Beacon Hill Gourmet, The Boston Courant, Opus Affair, Soon Spoon, and Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

A collection of paintings from Paint the Hill

If you see anything that catches your eye -- contact us!  A number of the paintings are still available for purchase in the gallery.

Out & About: Boston International Fine Art Show

Last weekend we had the pleasure of participating in the 17th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show!  As always, Fusco & Four put on a great show.  Thank you to all our collectors and friends who came by to support us!

In case you missed it, here's a look our booth:

Panoramic of our booth featuring Sally Ladd Cole, Gregory Prestegord, Terry Miura, Frank Strazzulla, Leo Mancini-Hresko, Jussi Poyhonen, & Daniele Cestari.

Lorelei Ensemble: 2013-2014 Season Launch Party

We invite you join us tomorrow night, Friday, November 22nd starting at 7pm, as we welcome the Lorelei Ensemble for their 2013-2014 Season Launch Party!

Boston's Lorelei Ensemble consists of nine professional singers who are dedicated to the performance of new and early music for women's voices. 

Lorelei Ensemble

Lorelei Ensemble Information

We can't wait to hear these ladies perform!  Tickets can be purchased here or at the door until sold out.

Arneis Quartet + Christina English

We had a wonderful turnout for the Arneis Quartet & Christina English concert this past Saturday night!  The gallery was humming with beautiful music & delightful cocktails  -- the perfect combination to beat the slight chill outside.  Take a look below at a few images and a short video from the evenings performance.

Don't worry if you missed out -- we will be hosting the Lorelei Ensemble on Friday, November 22nd at 7pm for their 2013-2014 Season Launch Party!  Tickets can be purchased on the Lorelei Ensemble website for an evening of music-making, food, & drink which will feature an inside look at their upcoming season & a raffle for prizes.

A BIG thank you to Arneis Quartet (Heather, Rose, Agnes, & Daniel), Christina English (& friends!),  & Opus Affair for all their hard work in making this an unforgettable event! 

In case you were wondering the Arneis Quartet gets their name from a white, Italian wine grape variety known as "the little rascal" -- a fitting name for this talented group, classic yet playful!