New World Nightmares offers new work by New Englander Jesse McCloskey. The artist says in his bio, “A couple of years ago I was rummaging around in the dumpsters where my studio is. I found two things of great interest to me. A collection of black and white photos taken in the early sixties of New England graveyards, and a picture book with a variety of iconic grave stone imagery such as Weeping Willows with funeral urns, Death’s head with wings, and stone carvings of early Puritan New Englanders. This was a revelation for me having grown up on a horse farm in rural Massachusetts near a Revolutionary War cemetery where it was rumored that two accused witches were buried.”
The work is on view through February 12, 2011.
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