Exhibition: "Mary Armstrong: Conditions of Faith"
Conditions of Faith presents seascapes and landscapes painted by Mary Armstrong over the last seven years. Nature and memory inspire her layered, complex compositions. Oil and wax depict forces of nature, both imagined and real, in the seascapes. For Armstrong, roiling currents, sunlit estuaries, and particularly rising waves are “a perfect visual metaphor for change, both desired and feared, destructive and regenerative, personal and political.”
Her desert landscapes illustrate the mountain ranges of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California, where the artist has visited since the early 1990s. In these oil pastels Armstrong replaces tumultuous Maine waters with swirling clouds over the Borrego Valley, capturing the shifting relationship between earth and sky.
Mary Armstrong taught painting in Boston College’s Department of Art, Art History, and Film from 1989 to 2019. She divides her time between Georgetown, Maine and Newton, Massachusetts and exhibits throughout the United States.
Conditions of Faith is accompanied by an e-book with contributions from the artist and Suzette McAvoy, executive director and chief curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine.
Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 14 at 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday, November 15 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 16 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 17 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 18 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 19 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 21 at 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday, November 22 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 23 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
McMullen Museum of Art
2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135