New Bedford, MA – “Ron Fortier: Fado — Fatum: fate, destiny, doom and all that …” opens this Friday, January 18 at the Colo Colo Gallery, 29 Centre Street in New Bedford. “Fado — Fatum is a theme, a jumping off point,” Fortier writes. “It reflects the struggle of creative individuals balancing their obligations which are stitched to and, synonymous with their fate, their destiny and ofttimes their dashed aspirations.
“The work in this exhibit is the result of a continuing journey which began with my first explorations of calligraphic line many years ago. It has evolved into an attempt to redefine the horizontal form through the concept of the music staff; five horizontal lines with four spaces. It also became a tribute to my mother, a singer of fado, who chose to fulfill her obligations, of which I was one, rather than pursue her aspirations.”
“Fado — Fatum” continues through January 31; an artist reception will be held on Saturday, January 26 from 5-8 p.m. For more details, call (508) 496-4718. To see more of Fortier’s work, visit http://www.ronfortier.net.