Artist of the Month: Nancy Marks
It's May! That means two things: 1. All the April showers are going to bring us those flowers and 2. We have a new artist hanging on the walls here at Focus Real Estate.
Nancy Marks, a local JP artist, came last week to install her beautiful pieces. Her work will be here all month, but Nancy herself will be here this Thursday. Please join us from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at 34 South Street in JP to mingle with the artist and enjoy a Spring evening.
About the Artist
"As a painter and mixed media artist with an extensive background in printmaking, my current work explores different narratives unified by my art-making techniques.
Urban Abstraction represents a body of work that explores the city, steeped in its aesthetic and social paradoxes. How does constructed space separate or bring people together? What makes a community and what tears it apart? This interest in the power of place can be traced back to my New York roots.
Dialogue and Interpretation grows out of my connections with nature and with my abstract emotional world. It represents my enduring respect for the human spirit, as it engages in the profound and complex process of healing.
Through The Intimacy of Memory: The Art of Loss, Love and Remembrance I examine why people choose particular objects after someone close to them has died. This exploration has brought together my background in public health and my skills and experiences teaching art and as an expressive art and health facilitator. This work has led to the co-founding of The Intimacy of Memory Art and Storytelling Project: Reframing Loss and Overcoming Stigma in the Face of Opioid Overdose, a collaboration with Dr. Annie Brewster, the City of Boston and other local community groups."
You can learn more about Nancy on her website.
About Focus Real Estate's Guest Artist Program:
We firmly believe that we are Jamaica Plain community members first, and business owners second. Our goal is to host local artists and craft artisans in our space every month to help broaden our reach in the town that we love. We are actively searching for future artists. If you know anyone that would be interested, please have them email us!