Assumption Professors’ paintings selected for ARTSWorcester Biennial Exhibition
Nixon’s I-Phone-Sam, a miniature (7” by 5”) oil on campus painting, depicts a hand holding an Apple iPhone. The hand actually belongs to one of Nixon’s Painting II students, Morgan Burdette. The screen of the iPhone displays another of Nixon’s students, Sam Andrews. Grady’s oil on linen painting Toys’s 34x34 portrays a young woman holding a child and gazing out the window of a room filled with toys, balloons, and other playthings.
"I am delighted to have been juried into the ARTSWorcester Biennial. This feels like a warm welcome to the Worcester art community,” said Nixon who moved to the area last August.
“It’s an honor,” Grady agreed, “It is a great organization for this city and community."
Nixon’s painting was also featured in Artscope magazine’s profile of the exhibition. The painting, the article suggested leads one “to consider the beauty of the phone’s design and the promise of the hand.”
Over 300 artworks were submitted for inclusion in the exhibition, 88 works by 87 artists were selected.
The Biennial will run through May 29.
Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College