Art Show

Showcasing the Work of New England Artists

ON OUR WALLS: JESSE BOULEY

May 1 - June 30, 2019

In his eye-catching recent work pop artist Jesse Bouley plays with scale, color, and texture to transform mundane objects into iconic imagery.

The large-scale paintings repurpose vintage comic book characters, old advertisements, and cameras. These subjects are rendered in a smooth, stylized manner and—at first glance—with a bold simplicity. A closer look reveals Bouley’s meticulous process and use of unexpected materials like cut vinyl, and gold and silver leaf. Painted on wood panels—stark and perfect against the pattern of the grain—the subjects’ relationship to their backdrops seem temporary, as if at any moment they might peel away like stickers imbued with life, underscoring the artist’s intent to aggrandize.

Bouley is based out of Western Avenue Artist Studios in Lowell, MA and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

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PAST ARTIST: FLYN COSTELLO

March 1 - April 30, 2019

Flyn Costello’s recent work considers the environment shared between animals and people. As we build—to provide ourselves shelter and comfort—we impose upon the natural world of wild creatures, forcing them to seek alternative resources and opportunities in our shared spaces. With a bold simplicity and matter-of-fact sense of humor, her paintings highlight the often absurd ways in which space and resources overlap: a bear eating a Slim Jim out of the trash, a seagull snacking on McDonald’s french fries in a parking lot.

Costello is a resident of Portland, Maine and a graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

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PAST ARTIST: JOEY CARTER

November 2018 - February 2019

The striking, contemplative photographs of Arundel-based artist, Joey Carter, hangs through the end of the year. Carter is a filmmaker and photographer living in Maine, capturing light and life. Chasing early morning sunrises, surf, snow, and three young daughters.

His work is a direct reflection of his passions: he’s spent months at sea filming reality TV for the Discovery Channel’s Lobstermen and Swords, helped create five independent surf films and numerous documentaries. He continues to find inspiration through experimental concepts and meaningful storytelling.

Interested in showcasing your art on The Press Room’s walls? Get in touch!

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