Identity: Sorin Bica and Stephen Martin

April in the gallery brings our new exhibition Identity, featuring core artist Sorin Bica and guest artist Stephen Martin. An opening reception will be held today, Friday, April 6th from 6-8 pm. There will also be a closing reception held on Sunday, April 29th from 1-3 pm. Below the artists talk a bit about the theme of the exhibition.

Stephen Martin

The theme of my work is closely related to my work that was in a small group show with Fountain Street Core Member Mia Cross at the Cambridge Art Association titled “face it”, which explored faces, yup faces, hence the name.

For this exhibit, I have a new series called the “mausoleum” which is all about the statues people build and dedicate to themselves that are on view in cemeteries for all to see. So, faces of the dear departed gets us to “identity” by asking the question, “Do we build a new identity of ourselves upon our death?”

On reflection, isn’t a simple tombstone enough, or do we have to leave a statue in town to tell future generations that we were bigger than we really were? If we were so important, so what, dead is dead!

Sorin Bica

IDENTITY is a narrative about who I am as a person and an artist. I’m a story teller that uses form and vivid colors to describe my journey through life. Everything you see is a moment, emotion or a struggle I’ve experienced. Most of my work is large, oil on canvas, but I also use acrylic and other mixed-media on any surface, including outdoor murals.