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July 6 to July 28, 2013

Let your imagination run wild as DeBlois Gallery hosts an exhibit featuring the work of Susan Medyn (Ink & Watercolor), Gloria Merchant (3-D Construction) and Trish Elwood O'Day (Photography). Their show is appropriately entitled "Girls Gone Wild”. For this exhibit, these three women have skillfully combined their talents to create a colorful, light-hearted show that is perfect for summer viewing.


SUSAN MEDYN

Tiverton artist Susan Medyn is both internationally exhibited and widely acclaimed. In the words of one art critic,"Medyn is gifted with a color sense as savory as fresh fruit and an imagination capable of setting genetics soundly on its ear. She gives life to an astonishing wonderland of beasties, plants and totemic trees, part vegetable, part animal and part apartment house for a diminutive universe of pictures."  When describing her own work, Medyn explains, "My paintings tell stories of parties, dinners, weddings, days at the beach, private conversations, walks in the wild, etc…. In the past year I have been making dense Rousseau-like jungles inhabited by all sorts of creatures real and imagined. My new works have a depth to them that was not present in earlier works. I try to balance humor, subtlety and pleasure within the painting."



NESTING
Susan Medyn
Ink & Watercolor on Aqua Board


GUSTAVE'S REVERIE
Susan Medyn
Ink & Watercolor on Aqua Board



REBIRTH OF VENUS
Susan Medyn
Ink & Watercolor on Aqua Board



THE DANCE (AFTER MATISSE)
Gloria Merchant
Cast Paper

GLORIA MERCHANT

Gloria Merchant creates whimsical 3-D constructions from paper mache casts of pop icons Barbie, Ken and G.I. Joe. Fabric, feathers, found objects and lots of bling are added to the figures to complete the artist's vision. She is inspired by fairy tales, mythology, masterpieces of fine art, popular culture and life. Her colorful works and playful style are certain to bring a smile to a viewer's face. According to Merchant, "The expressiveness and lyricism of my subjects never cease to amaze me."



MASKED MARVEL
Gloria Merchant
Cast Paper



GRETA (KEN IN DRAG)
Gloria Merchant
Cast Paper

TRISH O'DAY

Widely exhibited and award-winning photographer Trish Elwood O'Day beckons for all to enter her garden of colorful macro-photographs. Her love of her subject matter is reflected in her carefully crafted, larger than life images. As O'Day explains,"I believe that each blossom and leaf is a masterpiece of creation. My goal is to enhance viewer perception by establishing an atmosphere or mood, which evokes both a visual and a visceral reaction. To accomplish this, I emphasize the nuances of light, color, texture and shape within each image."



DOUBLE ROSE
Trish O'Day
Macro Photograph


ROSE
Trish O'Day
Macro Photograph



MOONFLOWER
Trish O'Day
Macro Photograph