"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist." -Oscar Wilde
An Artist's Mind's Eye
Creativity runs fluid in Somerville and this month’s exhibit celebrates that notion. “An Artist’s Mind’s Eye”, curated by Hilary Tait Norod, is a group show designed to demonstrate the complexity of creative minds within this City. Each piece depicted in this showcase expresses the internal emotions of being a creator in relation to their own Artistic Identity. Artists were selected based on their responses to this theme to achieve a cohesive narrative.
Fueled passion and devotion to their craft, this display looks to showcase works that represent inherent workings of the artist’s creative process. Each participant interpreted this theme in their own unique way. Some works play on the use of media and process in response to theme by using expressionistic layers within the pieces to enable the connection from Viewer to Artist. This natural and raw element allows one to see the brilliant and intentional craftsmanship of process from start to completion. In turn, other Artists chose to use a more literal subject matter with portraiture and self-portrait work to express this motif. All works invoke very different sentiments, exploring inner artistic identities and passions that give a glimpse into the lens of the creative mind.
About the Inside-Out Gallery
Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.