The colors pop off the wall and hit you right in the face — in a good way. The shades of spring and whatever your heart desires fit right in at the Artists’ Group of Charlestown’s 2021 Spring Art Exhibition, “Revitalized,” StoveFactory Gallery; and with all the windows open, the warm spring night filled the room.
Before I walked into the exhibit, I had the pleasure of talking to one of the artists, Deidre Tao, about the show. She was excited for me to enjoy the art and told me to take my time as there was so much to see. She was not wrong.
What I saw were landscapes, abstract paintings, cyanotypes, and even textiles. I was able to experience what gave new life to other people. Whether it was “Vineyard Cove” by Tao, a pastel sky over a beach scene, or botanical prints on silk by Pat McSweeney.
“October” by McSweeney was novel to me and the way the artists captured the color schemes of both Spring and the Fall was fascinating. The brush strokes of “Vineyard Cove” and the hues of red and green mimic the blossoming flowers of the season. They both showed what the artists interpret as revitalization.
The idea of Spring blossomed in my mind after walking through the exhibit and made me ready for the changing of seasons. The themes of renewal freshen up your mood after attending the gallery. During these unprecedented times, it is a delight to be distracted by such artwork.
(The Artists’ Group of Charlestown’s “Revitalized: 2021 Spring Art Exhibition” took place from April 2 through 25 at the StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford St., Charleston, Massachusetts. You can see a video on the show at https://youtu.be/vsEa35vhndw. For news on upcoming Artists’ Group of Charlestown exhibitions or events, please visit artistsgroupofcharlestown.com/.