Back to Back -- Opening Friday, April 12th, 6:30-9pm

Leo Mancini-Hresko, 'Portrait of Pablo', 38 x 28, Oil on Linen.

Damon Lehrer, 'Green Chair Nude', 16 x 14, Oil on Linen.

Please join us in collaboration with the Boston Figurative Art Center on Friday, April 12th from 6:30-9pm for the opening of Back to Back!

The collaborative exhibition highlights the figure as an important subject in our modern world -- one that is both beautiful and a struggle to capture.  The theme of the show marries the often sacred and sensual use of the human back to represent form with the more abstract concept of what it means to be "back to back".  The participating figurative artists explored this theme in oils and their visual experiences will be shared at the exhibition opening.

Brett Gamache, 'Reclining Figure', 9 x 9, Oil on Linen.

Tom Grady, 'Spine', 34 x 34, Oil on Linen.

Back to Back has two distinct components -- one half is an invitational and the other is juried.  Invitational artists include: Damon Lehrer, Jon Nix, Leo Mancini-Hresko, Nick Ward, Rick Berry, Tony Apesos, Gene Dorgan, Paul Goodnight, Brett Gamache, Jim Burke, Freda Nemirovsky, Britt Snyder, Ann Hirsch, Tom Grady, Janet Monafo, Paul Rahilly, & Kelly Carmody.

Jurors are Damon Lehrer of BFAC, Liz Devlin of FLUX. Boston, Jon Nix, Fr. Iain MacLellan of Saint Anselm College, and Ali Ringenburg of Sloane Merrill Gallery. 

Nick Ward's painting for Back to Back in his studio.

Drawing the nude figure from life requires a particular kind of optimism,” says Aristides, “to see the importance of the figure as a subject matter in a time when many do not consider the human being as the crowning glory of nature or art.
— Classical Drawing Atelier: A Complete Course in Traditional Studio Practice

Many of the artists will be in attendance at the opening to discuss their work and how the theme inspired them!  We look forward to seeing you!