METAL/MUD/PAINT works by John Brickels/Mark S. Fisher/Hal Mayforth
April 6 through May 20
Join us for the opening of our spring exhibition on Friday, April 6, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Gallery is open on the First Friday of the month, Sundays from 1-4 pm, during events in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, and by appointment (call our office 978.250.3780)
About the Artists…
John Brickels (Mud)
Ceramic Artist John Brickels has been creating stoneware clay sculptures for over 30 years. His ceramic art ranges from architecturally themed sculptures and machines to life size robots and vintage pedal car bodies retrofitted with ceramic mechanicals.
He has exhibited with the Smithsonian Institute, The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne Vermont and the Springfield Massachusetts Museum of Art, History and Science. The City of San Antonio commissioned Brickels to create sculptures of the city’s Spanish Missions to present to visiting dignitaries Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth, Juan Carlos, Placido Domingo and President George W. Bush.
His work has been featured in the Boston Globe Newspaper and has garnered national attention with features in Ceramic Monthly Magazine and Hemming’s Classic Car Magazine.
Brickels has no agenda. He has no “Ax to grind”. He makes sculptures that he would want to see if he walked into a gallery or museum. He uses clay because it is basic, elemental and childlike. He exploits the plastic qualities of clay by extruding, bending and manipulating it to its technical limits.
Mark S. Fisher (Metal)
Mark S. Fisher has spent a lifetime coloring, illustrating, drawing, erasing, redrawing, model building, painting, computing,dumpsterdiving, woodworking, animating, sculpting, collaging, cartooning, whittling and graphic designing.
The sculptures in the show are whimsical masks and heads assembled from found pieces of metal and plastic.
Hal Mayforth (Paint)
Humorous Illustrator Hal Mayforth was born and raised in Vermont. He was lucky to have graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in Fine Art because he spent most of his 4 years playing rock and roll in bars. He started his illustration career in Boston and returned to Vermont to raise a family and recently relocated to Chelmsford. Hal has been the recipient of many awards and honors including a swimming award at Camp Abnaki in the early ’60’s. In addition to drawing little guys with big eyes and big noses for money, he is also serious about drawing in his sketchbooks every morning and fashioning those drawings into paintings.
Hal Mayforth’s paintings have been featured in exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, and as a nationally recognized humorous illustrator, Mayforth’s work is published in national magazines and newspapers, including Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Outside, Road and Track, Reader’s Digest, Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe.