Join us Saturday, June 26th, from 6-8pm, as we host an opening reception for ‘BEing’— a solo exhibit of artwork by Boston-based artist FJ Rod. Enjoy complimentary adult refreshments, and socialize with other art enthusiasts while viewing and enjoying the work of an emerging local talent. This event is free and open to everyone.
“As a self-taught, mixed-media artist, I hope to embrace the viewer on a visceral level with works that explore the most beautiful, raw parts of life,” says FJ. “ I push myself incessantly to discover a part of me that I didn’t think could exist. With every brushstroke, I learn something new; gaining the ability to face my fears and break through limitations. Art has taught me that the world is without limits. My mission is to explore the most beautiful and raw parts of life through my work. In doing so, I hope to inspire others to do the same.”
“The mediums I use depend on what phase I’m currently going through,” the artist explains. “I will work in oils through one phase, then move onto a different one when I see fit. I enjoy popping colors, especially contrasting ones, as well as using varied textures. My process is to start a painting using a brush, then turn to a palette knife for movement and texture. I also love to scratch at a nearly finished painting to give the work more texture and life. My goal is to draw someone in for a closer look, and to feel the urge to touch the piece”
“Being self-taught, I see my work as outside the mainstream. It was never my intention to pursue painting, but art came to me when my life was in crisis and it proved therapeutic beyond my expectations. I learned about myself: my talents, my drive, and my work ethic. Art has become a major focus of my life. It enlightens me. It entertains me. It deepens me. I hope it does the same for others.”
‘BEing’ runs from its opening night through July 24th. True Grit Art Gallery is located at 38 Center St in Middleboro, MA. Regular gallery hours are Tues 11-4, Wed thru Fri 10-5, and Sat 10-3.
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