New Exhibitions Open at Mystic Museum of Art
Mystic, CT – Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) announces the opening of two new exhibitions, both of which will be on view in the MMoA galleries through March 9th, from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The Museum is closed on Mondays until April 1st.
HOMMAGE À… is the theme of MMoA’s annual open juried show, encompassing a broad range of media around the common thread of paying tribute, or honoring subject matter that which has been important to the artist. Participating artists have been challenged to create new work dedicated to the fine artists, authors, musicians, scientists, and icons who have influenced their lives and artistic interests and aesthetics.
INCIPIENT SPECIATION is a solo exhibition of the works of New Haven sculptor Gar Waterman, comprised of semi-abstract representations of germinating seeds carved from both stone and wood. Waterman describes speciation as the process by which new species evolve, and incipient speciation as the ability of new species to interbreed before their gene pools become too disparate. The works on display will be a reflection of this concept, combining the flora Waterman knew from his childhood in Maine and New Jersey with species native to Tahiti, where he spent a year while his father filmed a documentary for National Geographic.