The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library in partnership with Uforge are pleased to announce the first exhibition held in the newly renovated library space. After soliciting proposals from over 50 local artists and groups, a selection committee comprised of community members and BPL staff has chosen four exceptional artists to fill its gallery for the rest of 2017. With upcoming exhibits of photography, printmaking, and collage, there is an exciting range of original art in store for the space!
The debut show for May and June highlights the work of Steven Edson, a photographer based in Belmont. With a keen eye for detail and fondness for pattern and texture, Edson captures abstract selections of paint found on city streets, boiling them down to an essence of line, shape, and color. His works make the familiar suddenly unfamiliar, reframing the pavement traversed unnoticed by so many pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers every day. Each photograph carries multiple levels of interpretation, whether viewed literally, figuratively, or abstractly.
Steven Edson: Road Paint is on view from May 5 through June 30, 2017, with a public reception to be held on Thursday, June 8, 6:00-8:00 PM. Please check the library website for hours.
This exhibition is sponsored by The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library. A non-profit dedicated to planning and sponsoring free educational and cultural programs for all who visit the JP Library. Please check the library website for hours. www.friendsjplibrary.org