Alumni News: Jon Bolles First Exhibition

September 23, 2013

Montserrat College of Art alumnus and Admissions Counselor, Jonathan Bolles ’12, is having his first exhibition reception since graduating last year at Spirol Gallery at Quinebaug Valley Community College, where he had attended before transferring to Montserrat. His work will be on viewthrough October with a reception on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 – 8 pm, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT.

“One of QVCC’s most talented fine arts graduates is returning to the Danielson campus this fall.” -QVCC

Bolles explores a variety of interests through a range of painting practice—the result of his studies under several contemporary artists in the New England area. The subject matter is wide-ranging in Bolles’ work, from the facades of buildings that he has encountered personally and found visually ‘sensational’ (channeling the language of QVCC’s Eric Spencer and/or Cezanne), to the seemingly mundane and at times, dreamlike interpretations of everyday life. Tim Harney, North Shore painter and teacher/mentor to Bolles, would say, “painting is, first, a variation in sizes and shapes of color.”

Bolles says he is inspired by several artistic styles and historical periods, including but not limited to: Edward Hopper, Hughie Le e Smith, Joseph Solman, Hans Hoffman, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Doig, Edgar Degas, Tim Harney, Susan Stephenson, Pieter de Hooch, Nathan Oliviera, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso and many more.

For additional information, contact Mark Szantyr, professor of fine arts, at 860-412-7231 or [email protected].

Courtosy of Spirol Gallery.