Rizzio, Seelig, McCoy at Dowling Walsh

Sep 01, 2018
Photo by: Jack Ramsdale/Ramsdale Photography Warren Seelig’s “Shadowfield, Colored Light 2/Square” is made of variously colored Lucite and silver brazed stainless steel.

Rockland — Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St., will host three exhibitions in the month of September, featuring the work of Margaret Rizzio, Warren Seelig and Anna B. McCoy. They will open during the First Friday Art Walk, Sept. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Through her multi-layered collage works, Rizzio presents a new vision of 1950s American life. In “Margaret Rizzio: Bird's Eye View,” she breathes new life into everything from wallpaper and postcards to matchbooks and food packaging, confronting the viewer with themes of femininity, advertising and excess from an overly idealized time period.

In “Warren Seelig: Shadowfields,” the Rockland sculptor uses light as a material to engage Plexiglas, stone and metal with the space around it, blurring the lines of where the work begins and ends. Seelig is a distinguished visiting professor in the Fibers/Mixed Media program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia whose work has been included in more than 30 major museum exhibitions around the world.

McCoy, who studied painting and drawing with her aunt, Carolyn Wyeth, portrays her subjects through a lens that is personal, introspective and exquisitely evocative of time passing. Her painterly style imbues everyday scenes with emotional depth.

Dowling Walsh Gallery is located directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment Sundays and Mondays. For more information, visit dowlingwalsh.com or call 596-0084.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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