Marcy Dunn Ramsey exhibition at MASSONIART in Chestertown
Jul 30, 2015 09:53AM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
There will be numerous opportunities to meet with the artist during the exhibition including the Opening Reception and Collector’s Preview on Friday, August 21, from 6-7:30 pm catered by Occasions Catering. On Saturday, August 22, Ramsey will discuss her work and the process involved during a gallery tour beginning at 12 Noon. Or simply plan to visit the gallery for September & October First Fridays when Chestertown Celebrates the Arts with a town-wide arts crawl. Ramsey will be our guest of honor for the Friday night receptions on September 4 and October 2 from 5-8 pm. Please visit the Downtown Chestertown Association & Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District websites to learn of other activities scheduled during the exhibition. www.downtownchestertown.org // www.townofchestertown.com
During a recent visit to her studio Ramsey reflected on the work she produced this year. ‘The dominant theme present in my new paintings is conveyed through linear interactions. I chose to title the exhibition Line Dancing because the lines on the canvas seem to dance with each other, circling warily, joining in ecstasy, crossing in conflict and pushing against the confines of the canvas in a celebration of growth and discovery.” Ramsey, who is small in stature, was nearly dwarfed by the large-scale vibrant canvases surrounding her as she gestured excitedly and spoke of her journey. “They are the carriers of intense color, like the bold crayon strokes of a child. In dense networks the lines also act as nests or incubators of future growth in a kind of controlled chaos.”
The Chester River remains Ramsey’s muse. She has lined along its banks for over thirty years and worked tirelessly with the Chester River Association to protect this precious resource for future generations. Her respect and reverence for the river is apparent in every painting.
Gallery hours during the exhibit are Wednesday through Friday, 11am – 3pm, and Saturday 10am – 5pm. The Gallery will be open selected Sundays from 11am – 3pm. Private appointments may also be scheduled. For additional information please contact Carla Massoni – MASSONIART, 203 High Street, Chestertown, Maryland. 410-778-7330 or visit our website for directions and links to other activities in Chestertown’s Arts & Entertainment District. www.massoniart.com