Friday, August 8, 2008

Artists Turn Up the Heat

Earlier this summer I took part in a group exhibition called "Heat" at the Oceanside 17 Gallery in Hull, MA. The article below, by Correspondent Robert Knox appeared in the Boston Globe on August 7, 2008.

An invitation to artists to take part in a summer art show on the theme of "heat" elicited a variety of images: from beach scenes of dark blue water, and children looking for shells, to studies of hot chili peppers, glass representations of wave patterns, and a few nudes.

"Heat could mean many things," said gallery owner and painter Franny Andahazy of the summer show at Oceanside 17 Studio and Gallery in Hull. She titled her own image of hot peppers "Hot Lovers."

Oceanside 17 takes advantage of its setting in beach-hugging Hull to hold a summer-themed show each year. Andahazy invites artists whose works she admires, many of them from nearby towns, to participate. They are "artists that I knew would do a good job with a summer image," she says.

The offerings this year include vertical oil by Eli Cedrone of Stoughton ("Shellseekers") depicting the classic seaside image of children staring carefully at the water's edge, which reflects impressionistic colors back to the viewer.

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