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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton


This month, intepretations of abstract and spiritually converge with latest exhibit in the Inside-OUT Gallery in Davis Square. Steven Cabral brings his own personal mythology to the canvas in the guise of fragmented colors, shapes, and lines, providing a unique narrative of his art-making process

Steven Cabral

Artist Statement
My work is both abstract and spiritual, functioning as an ongoing interpretation of my history -- a continuous flow of memory and experience that is translated into personal mythology conveyed in colors, forms, and lines. It serves as an intimate invitation, allowing me to share challenging moments or to express complicated feelings during experiences in which words alone might otherwise fail to fully convey the depth and nuance involved.  During my art-making process, I engage my natural curiosity and explore what the paint can do by making marks that respond expressively to my thoughts and actions.  Consequently, each mark represents my being as a living soul--creating shapes, lines, or by moving my brush sensuously across the canvas. Each of these compositional elements directly aligned with my abstract thinking process while yet still allowing me to work intuitively and let myself go. This collective body of works is a synthesis of my inner thoughts and emotions which is depicted in a narrative hues and shapes that captures the fleeting momentary fragments of past, present, and future.

About the Artist

Steven Cabral is a Boston-based painter and has shown his work in several group exhibitions in the greater Boston area, and he is a member of the Vernon Street artists’ community in Somerville, Massachusetts as well as the Brickbottom Artist Association.  Steven holds a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and he currently lives and works in Somerville.

Artist contact info:
Vernon Street Studios  Studio #29

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.