April 4 – 29, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, April 6, 6–8PM
Closing Reception Sunday, April 29, 1–3PM
Identity is who we are, what we say and what we do, how we look and how we act. Drawn from real, simple everyday events and from sociopolitical frustrations, this exhibit of paintings, assemblages and sculptures is a glimpse into our daily stories.
Sorin Bica’s oil paintings, filled with color and light, evoke the complexities of our lives. People’s expressions fascinate him, and he seeks to render emotion rather than realistic portraiture. He incorporates basic, colorful elements with vibrancy, evolution, and movement. Bica is a contemporary artist based in the Boston area, frequently sought for his unique large-scale abstract and figurative paintings. The use of intense color and expressive figures could be seen throughout his work.
Stephen Martin is a mixed media artist and sculptor who works primarily with antique photos and found objects to fashion unique human stories. His work is, both literally and figuratively about reclamation; while he incorporates found objects to form the "ground" of the pieces, the figurative element is of primary importance.
Sorin Bica has regularly appeared at SOWA First Fridays since 2013, and exhibited at the Paula Estey Gallery, MA, in 2014 and 2015. Bica’s paintings have also appeared at the Framingham ARTpop Gallery’s Six Artists Show, the BRACE Framingham Group Show PopUp Gallery, and a series of open studios. The Boston Globe praised his work in 2007 for honoring the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting. He has also painted reflections on the Boston bombing and the Iraq War. His studios are located in Boston and Framingham, MA.
Stephen Martin is the founder of Gallery 206, an experimental pop-up gallery. His work resides in the corporate collections of Blue Suede Shoots in Rome, The Growth Coach Management Consultants in Boston, the Kodiac Venture Capitol, as well as in private collections in Chicago and Boston. He works from his studio on the North Shore.