Community Gallery

The Community Gallery is located in the reception area of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Emory Street entrance, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA.  The Attleboro Arts Museum is pleased to offer this prominent gallery space as a solo exhibition opportunity for both our promising and professional artist members. 

To learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery contact office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x15.

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July Artist of the Month

Erin Spencer

July 6th – 28th, 2017

The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.

 

 

Artist Statement
Enduring Series

In the beginning, I painted simply to convey the beauty of a view, but over time I have learned that a painting is more effective when its aesthetic beauty is coupled with a deeper meaning. I want to give voice to the landscape as I interact with it and as I explore my relationship with it. As I go from initial sketch to final painting I love to explore how color and light and form can tell a story without words. I spend a lot of time pondering various themes that might seem unsuited to landscape painting. However, with time and deep wells of inspiration that bubble to the surface in quiet moments I find ways to express personal experiences and feelings through seemingly mute clouds, land, and water. I try to find a way to tell my own story in paint.

This current body of work comes from an abiding faith I have held dear since I was a child. As I’ve grown older and added more noise to my life I often feel that the heavens are like brass above my head. When the heavens do open it is like sweet rain falling on a thirsty garden. These paintings are a way for me to express some of those feelings and some of the ways I hold onto my faith in times of darkness or confusion. I have chased this idea by using the sky as a metaphor in most cases. I hope that as I share these paintings they may be a statement of my hope and unwillingness to let go. I am calling this my Enduring Series. I hope it will resonate with others as they consider their own wrestle with faith and commitment to things that are true but not seen.     – Erin Spencer

 

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Biography
Erin Spencer lives and works in Rhode Island with her husband, Peter, and their three children, Sam, Ben, and Ruth by her side. She has been exhibiting in New England since 2008 and her paintings are included in private collections around the world including across the United States, Canada, Europe & Australia.

 

 

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Images:

  • (Top) The Light After The Darkness, oil
  • Just Over That Hill, oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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