Quote of the Moment

"Stare. It is the way to educate your eye and more."

Walker Evans, American photographer.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Stained Glass Exhibit at the Weston Library

I came here today to write and found a wonderful exhibit of stained glass by Weston resident Joseph Ferguson. The works are truly extraordinary: three dimensional, large, and intricate in design. I just looked at his website and Ferguson has shown at the DeCordova and at Chesterwood among numerous other venues. The exhibit has been up since May 15; I don't know how long it's expected to be here but it is truly worth a trip to see it. I just wish it was a sunny day so that I could see the light coming through the pieces! ... There is another exhibit in this library as well; another Weston artist, a painter named Xima Lee Hulings has an exhibit that was inspired by the reclusive Arkansas photographer Mike Disfarmer. Disfarmer worked between 1928-1959 and his photos are sepia portraits of local people. Huling paints people from the photographs in acrylic ink on paper covered in gold leaf. The effect is oddly medieval and interesting - kind of like portraits from the 40's laid on top of a Fra Angelico background.

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