The Copley Society of Art is excited to announce that our New Members Show 2023 is opening on January 12th! This upcoming exhibition showcases the artists reviewed and accepted by the Membership Committee in 2022. CoSo’s new members represent diverse styles, media and techniques. In this month’s blog, Co|So shares 4 pieces as a sneak peek for the New Members Show 2023!
Pictured: Catherine Mamola, Tides Lullaby, oil, 20.5×24.5”
Catherine Mamola wanted to capture the peace and beauty in this isolated, hard to read cove, in Narragansett Bay, RI. She wanted to capture the splendid feelings of content that washes over when she visits this spot. Mamola utilized oil paints and small brush strokes to create a painting that feels in mid motion being pushed by a breeze just out of view.
Pictured: Lisa Jeanne Graf, The Jealous Peacock, egg tempera on claybord panel, 22.5×15.5”
Lisa Jeanne Graf wanted to create a painting based on the Aesop fable with the same name. The Peacock is jealous of the nightingale’s beautiful music and is unaware or even appreciative of his own visual strengths. Graf mixes her own paints through the technique of egg tempera, in order to create a painting filled with bright colors within a dark tonal piece.
Pictured: Deborah Schlossman, Brown eggs with Pewter, oil on linen, 15.25×19.25”
Deborah Schlossman paints incredibly detailed still life paintings. In this piece, she centered a pewter dish, which is flanked by 3 brown eggs. The cracked shell sitting to the left of the pewter dish, suggests to the viewer that someone has been tampering with the otherwise perfect image. This allows the viewer to play question and answer with the piece and with their own imagination.
Pictured: Masha Keryan, Discourse, oil on panel, 12×48”
Masha Keryan’s specific style is on full display with her piece, Discourse. She paints with a monochromatic color palate of saturated blue, in order to flatten the details over her subjects faces. What results are 5 abstract faces in perpetual questioning. This singular color palate, allows the viewer to supplant their own imagination on to the painting, creating a unique viewing experience for each spectator.
We hope you can join us for the opening on January 12 from 4 PM – 6 PM.
The exhibition will be on view January 12 – February 11 in the Upper Gallery at the Copley Society of Art, located at 158 Newbury St., Boston.