WBUR: 10 art exhibits to check out this spring
March 21, 2023
'This Unique Place: Paintings & Drawings by Jeff Weaver'
Cape Ann Museum
Through June 4
Coming this summer, the Cape Ann Museum will exhibit work by iconic American realist Edward Hopper, who, over the course of several summers, painted scenes of Gloucester and the surrounding area. (That show opens in July.) Gloucester artist Jeff Weaver, who has lived in the city since the 1970s, shares a similar vernacular to Hopper’s — his paintings also capture lone, grand structures, sometimes in decay, bathed in luminous light. Weaver says he likes to paint scenes that go unnoticed, and his paintings demonstrate the beauty he finds in shuttered and weather-battered buildings.