The Art Corner

Location: salem, Massachusetts, United States

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


"Radiant Larvae" by Rebecca deVries.

Our fantastic exhibit this month of July is called "A Trip Down the Keyhole" by assemblage artists Josh and Rebecca deVries. The exhibit will hang until August 1st and maybe beyond. We'll see how it goes.
"Silenced Augur" by Rebecca deVries.

Rebecca and Josh deVries are a husband-wife collaborative team who work with various mediums out of their Salem, MA home. Inspired heavily by one another, they are also influenced by a notion of antique macabre. Working with mixed-media found objects is their passion, juxtaposing metal textures with antique papers, animal bones and old-fashioned graphics and photographs. Both artists assemble their work by hand, without the use of a digital medium. They hope their collection inspires viewers to look beyond the ordinary objects used in their pieces to realize that even the lifeless still retains life.

Work by the deVries is available for sale year-round in Salem’s Picklepot Gallery and is featured annually at the Terror-Fantasies Art Show in October. Rebecca’s assemblages were exhibited in The Little Gallery Under The Stairs (TLGUTS) show “Voices: Mothers Who Create” in Lynn, February 2010 and her work is currently exhibited as part of the Paste-Up collage show at the ALL Arts Gallery in Lowell, MA. Work by both Josh and Rebecca was featured in the 2010 Salem Festival of Art juried show at Old Town Hall.
The opening Meet the Artists reception was very well received. It was to run 6-9pm on July 16, but went until after 11! Red Dots now adorn many of the labels! Don't miss out!
The Art Corner
264 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970
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