Mary Marley and Rebecca Skinner
May 2 – May 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th, 5–8pm
Violinist Olivia Czech performing: 5–6:30pm
Urbex Roundtable Discussion:
Sunday, May 20th, 2pm
Meet the Artists: Sunday, May 27th, 4pm
Transient features the work of encaustic mixed-media artist Mary Marley and photographer Rebecca Skinner. The show explores the paradox of moments of stillness within larger patterns of change, the distinctness of passing moments as they meld into the current of time. Everything is in flux, but nothing is lost.
Patching together patterns and structures from disparate times and cultures, Mary Marley generates wholeness from fragments. Having manipulated oils, paper cuttings, and mixed media, she has most recently found expression through encaustic painting, layering pigments of luminous quality to her graphic narratives.
Abandoned buildings are the focus of Rebecca Skinner’s photographs. She seeks to immerse the viewer in the scene, intertwining them and the location in a single narrative of nostalgia and respect for the suspended moment. She portrays these facilities not only as preserved instances of a forgotten time, but as the summation of the place’s history and beauty.
Mary Marley has gained an extensive education from many institutions, including Lesley University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and the School of the Worcester Art Museum. In addition to teaching at Newton Country Day School as a visual art instructor, she has also featured work in such exhibitions as the Blue Ribbon Show with South Shore Art Center, MA, Eve(olution) with Riverside Library, NY, Women Coast to Coast with Prince Street Gallery, NY and Personal Renaissance in Canada. Marley works from her studio in Millis, MA
Rebecca Skinner studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, RI. She is currently owner and photographer of Rebecca Skinner Photography. Metrowest Daily and Upworthy are just a few publications that have featured her work. Recently, she has displayed photos at the Boston International Fine Art Show at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, MA, Art Providence, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, RI and Grey Area at Kington Gallery, MA. Her studio is at the Mill Contemporary Art in Framingham, MA.