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March 14, 2016 - March 18, 2016

Reception: March 16th, 5–8pm

Gallery Hours
M-F, 11:30am–2:30pm
Sat, 12–5pm

Featuring: Tess Roever (Ashaway, RI), Sayyid Lestrade (Boston, MA), Raashaad Jones (Derby, CT), Shannon Blencowe (Clinton, CT), Kyle Des Lauriers (Methuen, MA), Richie McCarthy (Lowell, MA), Kismet Debnam (Milford, CT).

Chimera is a group show exhibiting seven New England artists, all of whom are current seniors at Montserrat College of Art. The exhibited artists work in a variety of mediums, including digital, acrylic and gouache. While each artist has a unique style and subject matter, the artists who make up Chimera share common themes. Fantastical worlds, dark atmospheres, unusual characters and dramatic narratives make up the bulk of this show. In likeness to the exhibit’s mythical namesake, Chimera is a show created from a diverse conglomeration of artists held together by both magic and myth.

Kismet’s paintings focus on the darker side of the subconscious; manifesting the elements of anxiety, nightmares and burden using figurative and structural forms with heavy colors. Sayyid’s work incorporates heavy dark colors and loose linework to create engaging illustrations. In this body of work, Sayyid reimagines classic Tarot cards in a new and dynamic way. Raashaad is a figurative painter, creating serene fantasy illustrations with bold colors and strong contrast. With an afro-fantasy nuance he takes a new look at typical fantasy elements. Kyle focuses on graphic shapes to produce various figures of legend. His illustrations include voodoo folk legends and comic book superheroes.