Copley Society of Art’s New Members’ Show 2013
Boston, MA – In 2012 more than 100 artists applied to become members of the Copley Society of Art, whose choice location on Newbury Street offers exposure to the talented artists with developed individual styles we might not have seen yet. Thirty artists were selected from those 300 applications, and one work from each is now represented in the Copley Society’s New Members’ Show that opened last Saturday, sprinkling their Upper Gallery in both large and small-scale selections, each individually characterized by its own distinct creator.
The work represented here comes from the hands of artists whose ages nearly span a half-century and although the subject matter is comparable, the style of each landscape or portrait finds an individuality that springs from a sense of realism. All of the still-lifes present an ordinary collection of tools or jars but saturated with thick colors and molded by bright reflections into a reality too beautiful to exist outside a canvas.