I am pleased to announce the inclusion of my work in the upcoming 26th Annual Drawing Show at the Boston Center for the Arts. “Field Notes: Lovers, Teachers, and the Consciousness in Between” examines the role of the artist in society. Two pieces from my recent series of sunflower drawings will be on display at the Mills Gallery this November. The opening reception is Saturday, November 9th from 6pm to 9pm. Please join me!
I have been fascinated by Mexican ex-voto paintings since I first saw them twenty years ago at the Tucson Museum of Art. They are a type of folk art - a painting in oil on tin - thanking God for answering a prayer. Typically diminutive in size, they serve both as artwork and religious ritual.
I recently began my own type of ex-voto painting. They have less to do with prayer and are more about processing my grief over the loss of a friend. It has been a stretch - I don’t typically paint in oils; I don’t typically work on metal. But I kept an open mind and took out my very dear Old Holland paints for the occassion and I am finding it exciting.
Selections from this series will be on display in Massachusetts at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery this December. If you’d like to see more of these, I post frequent updates on Instagram @claudinemarcel.
Hello and welcome to my new website! Redoing the old look has been on my radar for a while now and I finally bit the bullet and got it done this summer. This site is pared down and visually cleaner. I'm hoping it makes viewing the work easier.
I'll use this blog to post updates about the studio and exhibitions, and I'm sure this site will evolve based on my needs. If you are missing something or feeling nostalgic, you can visit the old content at www.claudine-metrick.blogspot.com