Frame Shop & Fine Art Gallery



7 Nason St. ● Maynard, MA 01754

978-897-9777 ● Info@gallerysevenmaynard.com



June 3rd - July 19th, 2014

Gallery Seven presents “Absence of Color” with works by Catriona G. Baker, Alicia

Dwyer, Arthur J. Garrone, and Joel Moskowitz. Artists working in color are taught to get

the values right, the harmony of light and dark is often the foundation that supports color

and most paintings will translate well into a monochrome or black and white image.

In this exhibition four artists come together with painting and drawings to celebrate the

power and harmony that can be achieved by working only with darks, lights, and


Arthur J. Garroneʼs charcoal drawings are dark and mysterious. “Night Barn”, with its

murky sky and ominous trees, draw the viewer in to what feels like a scene from a

Grimm Fairy Tale. In contrast, Joel Moskowitzʼs graphite pieces have one solitary object

floating on a background of white air. He is able to achieve a 3 dimensional feeling on a

2 dimensional plane, and the optical illusion that his pieces are spiraling or rotating

toward you.  Alicia Dwyer paints ethereal white dresses suspended in front of a jet black void. Her

bodiless garments appear still and full of motion simultaneously and are eerily beautiful.

In Catriona G. Bakerʼs drawings the artistʼs hand is ever present. She creates dark

mass and a light airiness out of long sweeping lines and strokes of charcoal as can be

seen in her piece “Gus Jumps”. There is a depth to her work that transcends the


In all of this work it can be seen that something very meaningful is gained by the

absence of color. There is a purity in the elegant balancing of tonality and it can be

understood as reality having been stripped down to its bare essentials.

The exhibition runs from June 3rd - July 19th. Artistsʼ Reception: Saturday, June 14th

from 7-9 p.m. (GUESTS ARE ASKED TO WEAR BLACK & WHITE) For more

information about Gallery Seven and upcoming exhibitions please call 978-897-9777 or

visit us at www.gallerysevenmaynard.com.