Montserrat Alumni Exhibit: Momentous Passage
– Ballroom Gallery
March 19, 2016 – May 1, 2016
Opening Reception – Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 2-4 pm
Momentous Passage explores the work of three artists: Sam Donohoe, Morgan Dyer and Kevin Lucey. Recent graduates of Montserrat College of Art, all three artists are “painters” who have honed their craft in their own individual sense of the word. They share in common an interest in paint for paint’s sake rather than paint used as a means to depict visual reality.
These artists represent a new generation of artists under 30 who are responding to a world of ever-changing digital innovation that seems to be developing with astonishing speed. Donohoe, Dyer and Lucey’s work is demonstrative of their considered reactions to that world. Sometimes abstract and other times loosely representative of the idea or subject matter being explored, it seems as if their collection of paintings are disparate and disjointed in style.
Upon closer examination, it is revealed that these artists are connected by the common thread of producing nostalgic, dreamlike imagery that succinctly captures moments in time, through the subconscious and careful probing of memories.