The Museum will be closed for renovations

January 24th - February 6th.


Knots: Drawings and Paintings by Jeffrey Marshall

Jan. 15, 2015 — March 29, 2015

A series of drawings and paintings depicting various visual elements found along the coastline of Magnolia in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The work in this series, created on-site, depicts tangled and knotted lobster traps, rope and debris, mauled by collisions along the boundaries of water and land. As Marshall says, “ ... in Gloucester, fishing and lobstering are elements, like the sea and air.... These colorful, twisted wrecks are portraits, and each one reflects the insistent beauty of this city.”

The work will be on view in the Museum lobby. A reception for the artist is scheduled for Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Jeffrey Marshall is currently associate professor of art foundations at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. He is an artist and educator with over 20 years of teaching experience and an extensive exhibition record. Marshall received a BFA in painting in 1991 from Cornell University and an MFA in painting and printmaking in 2000 from the Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA.


 Image credit: Jeffrey Marshall, (top) Square Knot 2, (bottom, left to right) Square Knot 6, Square Knot 5, Square Knot 4, 2010-2011. Grease pencil on vinyl mounted on board, 8" x 8". Collection of the artist.

 Check out the Bridge Cape Ann here for a brief video chat with the artist.

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