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 2018 – Community Gallery

Artwork by Linda DiFrenna

Exhibition: July 5th – 31st, 2018

 

Summer Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am‐4pm 

Museum Closed on Wed, July 4th

 

Biography:

Linda DiFrenna is an interdisciplinary artist working with mixed-media including painting, photography and 3D constructions.  Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout New England, including the 2018 Biennial, Fuller Craft Museum, MA; New England Collective VI, Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA; 2017 Photo Exhibition, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT; 2015 Biennial, Fuller Craft Museum, MA; International Biennial, Brad Cooper Gallery, FL; 17th International, Louisiana State University; Grief and Healing, Chandler Gallery, Boston, MA; Holodomor, Community College of Rhode Island; See the Light, Attleboro Arts Museum, MA; Sanctuaries, Trichet Art Gallery, CT; Watercolor Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, FL; New England Photographers, Danforth Museum of Art, MA; Art in a Box, Museum of Art, RISD, RI; Merz, Ward Nasse Gallery, NY; Small, Smaller, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA; Small Works, CoSo Gallery, Boston, MA; Bert Gallery, Providence, RI; Photography, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA and Convergence X,   Downtown Providence, Providence, RI.

 

After studying art at the University of Maryland European Division in Germany, Ms. DiFrenna received a BA from Roger Williams University and a MAE from Rhode Island School of Design. She went on to teach art classes for 15 years at the Museum of Art, RISD and six years at the Community College of RI. In 2003 she was a co-founding member of Imago Gallery located in Warren, RI. Her work is represented at Gallery Z, Atwells Ave; Providence, RI.

 

Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections including Louisiana State University, Prince George’s College (Md), Mariam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

 

 

 

Artist Statement:

Out of the Corner of My Eye

 

A quick scan

of place, thing,

time and circumstance;

sometimes

veiled in black.

Deep contemplation.

Close observation.

 

The very act of photographing,

for me,

becomes a meditative state

of mind and being.

An interaction between

the subject and the

photographer.

A wedge of space and time

captured in

one split second

inside a camera.

 

My subjects are the odds and

ends of a spiritual

and mysterious world…

Skulls, bones, stones,

butterflies, birds, feathers,

broken dolls,

statuary fragments, dead roses

and decaying interiors.

Glimpses investigating incomplete

and inconclusive evidence.

Shapes emerge and recess

in light and darkness.

 

Some prints are straight photography. Others incorporate inks, paint or charcoal. Some are altered by tearing, burning or scraping the surface. My work includes soft-edged and sharp-edged photographs.  Alternative and imaginative approaches to making art produce sensations and emotions I remember experiencing as a child.  To play freely with paper, paint, scissor, ink and charcoal without thought of right or wrong.  I grant myself the freedom to move between the traditional image, processes and materials without apology. 

– Linda DiFrenna

 

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Images:

  • (Top) Laughing Skull, photography
  • Skull #3, ink & paint on photography

 

 

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