As they bring their personal interpretations to this traditional genre, Fisher, Hechtman, Jolicoeur, and McNally reveal an aesthetic akin to that of landscape mavericks such as the Canadian Group of Seven (1920-1933) and the Transcendental Painting Group (1938), as well as other visionary landscapists including Americans Marsden Hartley, Charles Burchfield, and Arthur Dove.
Inspired by scenes of great natural beauty, the works of these 20th century forbears expressed a reverence for landscape that approached the spiritual. The manifesto of the Transcendental Painting Group professed, "…to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world," words equally applicable to what Fisher, Hechtman, Jolicoeur, and McNally have brought to Drive-By's storefront space.
Thursday, September 18, 6-8PM
Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
Thursdays 12-4pm and by appointment.
Our upcoming project, Time Spent, opens in November and features work by Emily Hass, Robert Otto Epstein, Andrew Zarou.
Drive-By Projects' Beth Kantrowitz and Kathleen O'Hara are interviewed as part of a new interview series, called Boston Common.
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