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A Look at Valentine’s Day Through an Artistic Lens


“Being in a position to characteristic two totally different artists and pair them with the normal notion of Valentine’s Day affords the event to get pleasure from their work in a inventive and novel means,” notes Christine O’Donnell, Beacon Gallery proprietor and director.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Beacon Gallery is happy to debut two concurrent solo exhibitions: Sweet Talk and Cafe Chats, which can run from January 13 to February 14, 2023 and options the work of artists Nicci Sevier-Vuyk and Rebecca Vincenzi. This exhibition pairing will embrace conventional Parisian metropolis scenes and patisserie treats, in addition to the extra acquainted American sweetheart candies with a playful twist. In response to the irony of one in all America’s most over-commercialized holidays, and the favored phantasm of a metropolis dominated by the Eiffel Tower and romance, Cafe Chats and Sweet Talk each provide distinctive views on these broadly celebrated themes.

“Being in a position to characteristic two totally different artists and pair them with the normal notion of Valentine’s Day affords the event to get pleasure from their work in a inventive and novel means,” notes Christine O’Donnell, Beacon Gallery proprietor and director.

Nicci Sevier-Vuyk’s cheeky Sweet Talk exhibit emphasizes the all too acquainted photos of February 14th because it exists within the U.S. Known for her colourful, practical, acrylic work of iconic objects in tradition, Sevier-Vuyk’s sweet coronary heart work reference the cultural custom of exchanging playing cards and sweets for Valentine’s Day. Through the maze of candy-colored treats and dreamy escapes, viewers are invited to contemplate the pictures and tropes that make up societal notions of “love” and “romance.” Rather than indulging one’s candy tooth with an ephemeral chew, Sevier-Vuyk’s inventive candies provide audiences the prospect to rejoice these vacation traditions, with a brand new appreciation of her social and cultural commentary via her paintings.

British-French artist Rebecca Vincenzi returns to Beacon Gallery for her second solo exhibition, Café Chats. Vincenzi’s indulgent oil work share another view of the world well-known City of Lights. Rather than the anticipated scenes of romance, comparable to walks alongside the Seine or the Eiffel Tower, the viewer can expertise the each day lifetime of native markets from the Goutte d’Or neighborhood in Paris’s 18th arrondissement, as depicted in her work. From cafe scenes, and nonetheless lifes of decadent pastries one can see a extra genuine visible interpretation of the various aspects of metropolis life that will usually appear distant or one-dimensional to audiences.

Upcoming Events

An opening occasion with a wine tasting and musical efficiency is scheduled for January thirteenth, and a closing occasion will happen on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) the place Sevier-Vuyk will personalize 4 x 4 love hearts between 12–3 p.m. Also, Rebecca Vincenzi and gallery proprietor, Christine O’Donnell, will lead a web-based “Paris and the Art World” class, date coming quickly.

About the Artists

Nicci Sevier-Vuyk is an American artist identified for her colourful, practical acrylic work of iconic objects in tradition. Her work is fueled by her curiosity within the battle between look, its which means in tradition, and substance. These stereotypes of magnificence and a playful sense of irony are fundamental themes in her work. She has painted all through her life and after an preliminary profession as a pediatric nurse practitioner, she centered on her artwork apply full-time. She has attended The Glassell School of Art in Houston, however primarily considers herself to be a self-taught artist. With two solo exhibitions and being included in lots of juried exhibitions, she has additionally been featured twice on The Jealous Curator’s weblog. Born in northern California, Sevier-Vuyk now lives and works in Southborough, Massachusetts.

Rebecca Vincenzi was born in England in 1968, and after learning English at London University, she then studied illustration at St. Martin’s School of Art and the Open College of the Arts. She launched into a profession of writing and illustrating texts for kids and adults alike, and moved to Paris to show drawing within the Nineties. She has since appeared in quite a few group and solo exhibitions within the UK, France and the United States and has been featured in a number of museum Biennales in China. Her paintings captures the streets, cafés and other people of Paris – initially in a sketch after which she returns to her atelier to remodel these photos into work. She considers these photos as report holding: a type of residing journal to report the circulate of life. As Proust stated, “The actual voyage of discovery consists not in in search of new landscapes however in having new eyes” and Vincenzi maintains her curiosity in how the town of Paris, a supply of inspiration for therefore many all through the ages, reveals its magic.

About Beacon Gallery

Beacon Gallery is a recent artwork gallery situated in Boston’s South End, offering a platform for rising and established artists to ship thought-provoking solo and group exhibits, and community-building occasions. As a associate to larger Boston’s inventive neighborhood, Beacon Gallery is dedicated to producing thoughtfully curated exhibitions that showcase unique conceptual artwork and share compelling messages and distinctive views. Its intention is to make artwork accessible to most of the people, in addition to collectors and establishments regionally, nationally and globally. For extra data go to our website and comply with us on Instagram at @beacongallery.

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