by SARA FARIZAN
CHARLESTOWN- If you are in the Charlestown area this weekend, treat yourself to the works of photographer Russ Bolt and painter Joe Trepiccione as they exhibit their gorgeous pieces at the StoveFactory Gallery. Both artists are members of the Artist’s Group of Charlestown but their works could not be more different.
Bolt’s photographs are natural, observing aspects of Boston and creating a majestic type of reflection within buildings and cityscapes that Boston dwellers may tend to overlook in their day to day commutes and business dealings. With natural lighting and calculated composition, Bolt views Boston as an uncharted territory that the viewer has yet to discover. Bolt’s most recent book Chamber Lights, a look at the inside of Fort Warren on Georges Island in the Boston Harbor, was exhibited in the Mayor’s Gallery at Boston City Hall in 2010.
Trepiccione is a wearer of many hats. From having studied classic arts and specializing in children’s book illustration to producing graphic design. He is a founding member of the Artist’ Group of Charlestown as well as an active member in the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. In this exhibit Trepiccione will showcase his oil paintings of lush, New England landscapes including the ethereal “Cranberry Bog” and romantic “West End Light”. Both of these paintings take on iconic New England imagery of a lighthouse and a cranberry bog, but the way in which Trepiccione paints them makes you feel as though you are in an Oz version of Massachusetts.
The artist reception will be held Friday March 11 from 6 to 9: p.m. The StoveFactory gallery is located at 523 Medford Street in Charlestown and will also be open Saturdays March 12 and 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sundays March 13 and 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com.