The ANNEX is a section of the Gallery where we spotlight new work by regional artists.
Chris Plunkett is a painter who works primarily with oils on canvas and wooden panels. Plunkett's work is most often inspired by the environments in which he regularly interacts. He focuses on reflections to help capture a snapshot of the controlled chaos, calmness, and overall beauty of the very day. The "Urban Landscape Series" is intended to make the viewer look closely at the beauty in blue-collar Boston-based scenes.
Plunkett's studio is located in Dorchester, MA. He teaches Visual Arts full time in the Boston Public Schools. Plunkett received his B.A. in Visual Art from Plymouth State University, studied Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received his M.A. in Education from Boston University.
Catherine Weber is a mixed media artist who works with encaustic, photography, paper, and textiles. Weber's "Lichen Series" is an exploration of the diverse and resilient organisms. These paintings are inspired by a variety of specimen and exemplify the many forms that lichen take, from the lightest and most brittle flaky forms to the rock-like bracken types. It is the beautiful and determined nature of these organisms that Weber emulates and explores.
Weber holds a B.A. in communications from Emerson College and a M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMass Boston. Weber is the founder and program director of "Art on the Trails," an annual juried exhibition of art and poetry at the Beals Preserve in Southborough, MA.
Felipe Zamora paints immersive landscapes showing the beauty of the not-so-ordinary every day. Using seductive and daring scenes that utilize bold compositions and a vibrant palette, he attempts to explore the beauty, aesthetics, and principles of past icons. With a personal touch of hidden imagery and universal archetypes, the result is distinctly contemporary.
Colombian born Felipe Zamora is an active member of the Boston Metro West Arts Community. He is a graduate of UMass Lowell in Graphic Design and holds a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art and a minor in Art History from Framingham State University.