Searching by the Salisbury: Recent work by Virginia Mahoney and John Mahoney
The artists, who met in graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, have been working in separate studios within their Brockton home, near the Salisbury Plain River, for many years. John's painting/collage works explore the challenges and conflicts we face when questioning knowledge, personal beliefs and the unknown. Using objects and a cast of characters, he creates visionary spaces of clashing images from personal histories in an attempt to uncover new meaning. Virginia exhibits two series of ceramic/mixed-media works. Wall reliefs, constructed from shards of the artist's past works, with copper linear elements, evoke new narratives and intuitive connections to the previous work. Her conceptual garments refer to self-doubt and uncertainty when pursuing new work.