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VARIATIONS ON SURFACE: Four Artists Explore Landscape

November 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to present VARIATIONS ON SURFACE: Four Artists Explore Landscape, on view now through Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St, Gloucester, MA. The Cultural Center is free and open to the public Thursday through Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Don’t miss the Artists’ Reception on Saturday, October 30 from 4-6 PM.

VARIATIONS ON SURFACE: Four Artists Explore Landscape,  proposes that our relationship to the world may be felt and expressed in a blurred vista, horizontal line and more. The works of Courtney Wilson, Bruce Buescher, Kimberly Knowles and Katherine Richmond, explore four variations of perceived experience of landscape. The artists distill and distort landscapes to heighten awareness of them. Wilson’s paintings set up a tension between foreground and background by often focusing on the means of viewing — a window or transparent surface — rather than what’s beyond it. Similarly, Buescher’s paintings abstract landscapes to their single key element: the horizon. Knowles uses geometric shapes and lines to reflect emotion and experience. Richmond explores and experiments her nature, and by pushing the boundaries during these fleeting moments, she was able to capture the various possibilities in this world of light and shapes. Her photographs give viewers an opportunity through their own sense of wonder and imagination to enjoy it however they choose. In all, these artists’ works seek to refocus our perception of the space and places we inhabit.

Dates: October 21, 2021 – November 21, 2021

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, October 30, 4-6 PM

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM

Special Events

In addition to an opening reception on Saturday, October 30, from 4 to 6 PM, the following public programs will accompany this exhibition:

November 20, 7-8 PM – Artist Q&A

Consult the RNACExhibitions.com and rockyneckartcolony.org web page for details and updates.


November 11, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Rocky Neck Art Colony
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The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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