Featured Artists

July: Stuart Dunkel

 

Stuart Dunkel

Massachusetts’ Nationally Known Artist

Give a brief description of your upcoming show. And what might have inspired it.

 

Gallery director Lee Lovett,  sent me images of the central market and I imagined a mouse later at night going thru all the goodies to be found.  I thought up situations he would find himself, comical and serious, as he makes his way thru the aisles.  I love the textures of the fruit tarts and the marbled stones, and it is a challenge for a still life painter to depict the difficult surfaces.

 

How have you expanded existing themes/ideas for which you are best known/or if this body of work is a great deviation from your norm, what inspired this new approach?

 

I tried to build in more of a relationship between  the object with the mouse, creating a psychological undertone in a funny situation or a confusing one.

 

Stylistically and/or technically, what do you hope collectors notice in your new work?

I hope that before the viewer makes out the content of the work, the abstract design and balance are pleasing and interesting from a distance.

 

Add any additional info that might interest the viewer.

All my mice paintings are autobiographical and I hope that viewers will purchase my book for further insights into who I am.