WORCESTER – The latest exhibition at Davis Gallery, a display of abstract art by local and regional artists, examines the movement and discovery of Worcester’s changing landscapes through the critical and imaginative eyes of its creatives.
Running from Sept. 22 through Jan. 5, Nonobjective NOW features paintings, textile and sculptural works, photography, and mixed media installments. The eclectic mix of color, composition, light, form and texture unfolds with each piece, giving viewers the freedom to explore the artwork and come to an understanding of its meaning on their own terms.
Located at 44 Portland Street, The Davis Gallery has its home in The Printers Building, a space devoted to manufacturing, education, and creation. The gallery is light and open; upon entering, you’re greeted by art on the walls, beautiful interior architecture, and the smooth jazz sounds of NPR affiliate WICN, also a tenant in the building.
Nonobjective NOW is great for families with children, as well. Children, even very young ones, are able to grasp the concepts of abstraction often without realizing it. Color. Shape. Form. Texture. Mass. If it sounds a bit like a math or science class, it should! As the components of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) become part of their everyday learning, children are able to learn the concepts of science, technology, engineering and math through art. A trip to Nonobjective NOW is a great place for children to explore.
Abstract art, by nature, is open to many interpretations, which can make the act of viewing it intensely personal, as the viewer’s experience of the artwork is unencumbered by the artist’s aims and expectations. That is one of the beautiful things about this show; there’s something in it for everyone.
If you decide to make a day of it, don’t forget to take a stroll around the Worcester City Common. Right behind City Hall, there are events planned all year, FREE for anyone to attend. From Music, to festivals, to food trucks, it is worth checking out. NON OBJECTIVE NOW: New England Artists Explore Abstraction is at The Davis Gallery through January 5th, 2018. Admission is FREE. Street parking is available. For viewing hours, or more information, please visit the gallery website at www.davisartgallery.com