New Members Show
“Point of View” by Diane Modica and “New Works” by Justin Rounds
February 3 – 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 6-9pm
Third Thursday Reception: February 15, 6-9pm
About the Artists
Diane Modica was born and raised in East Boston where she resides. A lawyer by day, she is a self-taught artist who has gained significant insights from classes, workshops, reading, traveling, history, heritage, faith, politics, people and other artists. By observing and engaging in life and all its emotional, and often unseen and unknown connections, her work resonates with surprise. Her work is both abstract and representational in in all media-water color, oil, acrylic, collage, textile and whatever else calls out to her.
Modica approaches art with an intuitive spirit. While her knowledge and experience may come from years of engagement, intuition is a special gift that guides her artistic expression.
She believes that observing history, everyday objects, nature and life with an open mind can force a whole new perspective, or point of view, freedom from conventional perceptions and the release of imagination from its persistent constraints.
Modica says, “My finished pieces may change with the manner, mood and place from which I view them. It shows me that small marks, gestures and variations in art and life can inform me in an entirely different way. Sometimes that different point of view is hidden until you search and it reveals itself. The key is an open mind. Points of view will find you if you let them”.
To schedule a private viewing and press interview at a more convenient time, please contact Diane Modica at 617 567-7200.
Justin Rounds is a trans media artist, musician, and educator living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. Employing painting, performance, and interactivity, his work investigates dynamics of power and control in culture and society, using processes emerging from the intersection of art and technology. He is an active member of Atlantic Works Gallery in East Boston, adjunct faculty at Northeastern University, and passionate about helping people use technology creatively. You can find his work on line at justincrounds.org
Begun in 2003, Atlantic works Gallery, East Boston’s Collaborative Space for Art and Ideas, is a member-operated gallery located on the top floor of 80 Border Street on the waterfront of East Boston. It is nearby the Maverick T stop on the Blue Line. Parking is available in the 80 Border Street Lot, and on and around Border Street. Please visit us at www.atlantic works.org and on Facebook.
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays 2-6pm, or by appointment