ARTIST TALK:
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 | 4:00-5:30PM

Opening Reception:
Friday, 05 July 2019 | 5:00-8:00PM

Husband and wife, Gregory Grenon and Mary Josephson, have collaborated for a unique mixed media exhibition premiering animals as their subjects. Known nationally for their expressive human portraits, this exhibition will be a major expansion of their recognizable canons. Titled A New Story Begins, the exhibition treads the line between real and magical, simple and complex, and explores how humans are connected to every living creature. Each painting is distinctive, has its own narrative and its own life.

“The idea for this exhibition came from a desire to shift the gaze and focus and importance of our work from people to the animals we share the planet with,” Josephson said. “To linger longer over their facial features, noticing them as unique as human features and realizing how important a part animals play enriching the fabric of our lives and the health of our world.”

“My inspiration came from those around me–any living creature­–and their emotion,” Grenon added.

Grenon and Josephson use numerous mediums to create and enhance their emotive portraits. A New Story Begins will celebrate animals of all kinds in vibrant oil, enamel, embroidery, glass beads, mosaic and more.