Artist Statement: I share my birthplace with the Pharaohs of Egypt. My immigration to the US has been the underlying event which has defined my work for many years. Most of my painting is figurative made in a spontaneous, expressive manner. It also addresses identity, displacement, and reflects how the exterior reality affects the idea of who I am. Some might suggest relationship, story, or other significant moments in time.
I have a strong sense of person's presence. I feel that I recognize their face and read their movement on the stage of life... as if they were placed there just for my sake. They move so that I may depict their movement. They grant me the right to reduce their figures to lines, spots and colors.
They allow me to transform them into impressive and mighty beings or to mere phantoms. This helps me to discover my own path to the invisible reality and determines the affinity with my thought process, like the flow of ideas, to create a collage with different subjects that results in a visual relationship.
The Gallery at BATV continues to be a source of enjoyment for our members, visitors and those of us who work here. We’re pleased to provide first-time exhibitors a comfortable space to display their art, and always honored to have well-established artists willing to exhibit at the Gallery.
BATV offers the Gallery free of charge to artists. BATV affords artists the opportunity to exhibit their work, use a variety of media options available to promote the exhibit, host receptions and mail invitations or announcements at a discounted postage rate.
Please plan to visit the Galley and support the art community. The Gallery is free and open to the public during BATV’s normal operating hours.
For information about exhibiting your art work, please contact Karen Sennott at 978-663-2284.