Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
July 19, 2017
We are pleased to present Sequential Prints, a solo exhibition by Boston-based artist Julia Shepley. Shepley, an adjunct sculpture professor at Montserrat, writes that the series of woodcut collages explore themes of “migration, relocation and resettlement as a universal, physical, and personal part of human history and experience.”
Shepley grew up in Massachusetts and in Sierra Leone West Africa, studied at Boston University and maintains a studio in the Brickbottom Artist’s Building in Somerville, MA.
Shifting family and physical situations in childhood, and travel in adulthood has shaped Shepley’s interest in conveying the experience of adapting to and absorbing a multi-layered sense of place and belonging.
About this project, Shepley says:
My work references the winds and tides of human attachment and energy, by turns, dispersing, settling and accumulating as they are layered and pieced together by time.
I am inspired by the study of manmade and natural structures and by the process of working with the inherent possibilities of a variety of materials to create works of art that imply a physical journey through the layers of story, structure and space.
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