Museum opens three new exhibits
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John Gibson, "Somerville," watercolor, part of "Opposing Forces: New Paintings."
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BRATTLEBORO- Opening at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Friday, May 9, are three new exhibits featuring sculpture, painting, and video. “Cloaked and Revealed: Sculptural Paintings by Marela Zacarias,” “Opposing Forces: New Paintings by John Gibson,” and “All the Days of the Year,” a video installation by Walter Ungerer will be on view through June 22, along with the continuing “Flora: A Celebration of Flowers in Contemporary Art.” A free, public opening reception for the new exhibits will take place at 5 pm, Friday, May 9, at BMAC.

In “Cloaked and Revealed” Zacarias forms window screens into large, sinuous shapes which she paints with bold colors and geometric patterns. Her “sculptural paintings” billow across walls or envelop everyday objects—a television, a child’s tricycle—evoking both sumptuous textiles and Depression-era public murals, while reflecting Zacarias interest in the histories of objects and sites and in politics and events.

Gibson paints pictures of balls, individually and in groups, each colorful orb covered in designs of dots, stripes, swirls or other patterns. Gibson, based in Easthampton, MA, and a professor at Smith College, offers at least a compelling illusion of the balls’ substance and three-dimensionality on flat surfaces.

“All the Days of the Year,” by experimental filmmaker Ungerer, is a visual and aural meditation on place. Ungerer recorded 10-second segments describing a 360-degree view from a single point on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Maine. Filming at different times of day and night, in all seasons, in varying weather, simply taking in the sights that entered the camera’s eye for a year, Ungerer draws attention to the often overlooked everyday beauty of a place.

During May and June, BMAC will present or collaborate on events related to these new exhibits. Gibson will give an artist talk at BMAC on Thursday, May 15, at 7 pm. Over the weekend of May 16 and 17, Ungerer will host an exhibition of his works at the Center for Digital Art at the Cotton Mill in Brattleboro; visit centerfordigitalart.com for more information. On Thursday, June 5, at 7 pm at the museum, Zacarias will discuss her work. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

For more information call (802) 257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.
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