Beneath the Layers

October 10 to November 21

Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit MA

The Barnstable Patriot written by Patriot Staff

Eight members of the ArtSynergies group are convening their work at the center, presenting "Exposure: Beneath the Layers," a wide-ranging exhibition theme whose varied definitions have inspired the collaborative to create work with both introspective to environmental interpretations. Works range from abstract to representational, surrealistic to playful, and include both two- and three-dimensional pieces. Processes include photo transfers, cyanotype, encaustic, photography, and various types of printmaking methods.

The theme of "exposure" sets out to explore many definitions of the word: "The act of exposing, laying open, or uncovering; unearthing, unmasking, weathering; disclosure, as of something private or secret."  All ArtSynergies artists work to combine computer technology with traditional media, and creative process is fully explored in the new works and varied experimental techniques of the eight artists: Mary Doering, Barbara Ford Doyle, Amy Heller, Martine Jore, Sara David Ringler, Alan Trugman, Lee Connolly-Weill and Joyce Gardner Zavorskas. Each uses digital imaging as one of many methods for making art, expanding on the definitions of collage, montage, and mixed media.

Mary Doering, Barbara Ford Doyle and Martine Jore formed ArtSynergies in 2006, meeting regularly to share information about digital image-making and computer technology. In 2013, five more artists joined the group, and in 2014 all eight members exhibited in a show titled "Printmaking Invitational: Alternative Processes" at Cape Cod Community College. The collaborative continues to grow and explore media and the process of making art.

Click here to view and read more about Mary's interactive exhibit, Storytellers.

And click here to read viewer responses to Mary's interactive Storyteller exhibit, and to submit your own response!

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