The Fall Exhibitions at Framingham State University’s Danforth Art Museum focus on the work of three New England-based artists

The Fall Exhibitions at Framingham State University’s Danforth Art Museum focus on the work of three New England-based artists

Oct 5, 2023

The Fall Exhibitions at the Danforth Art Museum focus on the work of three New England-based artists working across media, approaching themes of perseverance, resilience, and acceptance.

Kate Holcomb Hale's exhibition, lean, Stand, collapse, incorporates painting, installation, and video to explore how we foster a unique voice and carve out spaces of our own as sites for creativity.  Her works function as her means of expression and connection from within the domestic realm, and show how the process of creation became a vital lifeline during the pandemic. 

Processing self and acceptance through art is also seen in the work of Marisa Companion, a New Hampshire-based painter and performance artist, whose exhibition Performative Realities will be in the Museum's Litowitz Gallery. Companion's stark yet brilliantly vivid portraits of friends and depictions of self-explore healing, trauma, and self-love.

Connecticut-based photographer Torrance York will be exhibiting selections from her series Semaphore in the Museum’s Works on Paper Gallery.  Photographs explore York’s day-to-day journey and challenges since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  Both frustration and hope are expressed through careful object studies, abstractions, and poetic landscapes. 

The exhibitions open to the public Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023 and will remain on view through January 28, 2024. An opening reception with the artists is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.

"We are thrilled to feature the transformative work of these three talented artists," says Museum Director and Curator Jessica Roscio. "I am excited to share these exhibitions with our community."

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Headline Image: Marisa Companion – Performative Realities

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.