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AGC at Hood Park Presents: The Art of Caity Sprague | April 16-July 29

AGC at Hood Park Presents: The Art of Caity Sprague | April 16-July 29




Hood Park hosts a rotating gallery produced by The Artists Group of Charlestown, located in the North Atrium of 500 Rutherford Avenue at Hood Park. Spotlighting a single artist at a time, the gallery displays 8-10 pieces of various mediums, from photography to oil paintings. Artists’ pieces are showcased for four months at the Hood Park AGC Gallery, a reception is held at the beginning of each new residency, the public is welcome and encouraged to join.

Caity Sprague – on showcase April 16 – July 29, 2024

“My mixed media paintings are an exploration of mood and memory through color and texture. This collection of nostalgic coastal landscapes and energetic abstracts is characterized by bright hues and fabric patches I adhere to the canvas.

When I feel a painting is finished, or at times before then, I begin the process of fraying and arranging fabric scraps over it. I place them against both like-colored and contrasting paint pigments. Delighted by the concept of color relativity, I sometimes arrange patches cut from the same cloth to read as different colors in the context of surrounding paints, or conversely make different fabrics appear to be the same. I enjoy the editable nature of it – I can try a patch in multiple locations before deciding on its forever home, without consequence.

I employ the same experimental placement process with the clay barnacles, which I bake in my home oven and affix to gold frames. The juxtaposition of the weathered, notably tough sea creatures and their regal, metallic disguise symbolizes the rose-tinted glasses effect of remembering beach days of yesteryear.”

About the Artists Group of Charlestown – The Artists Group of Charlestown’s mission is to showcase artists’ work and to promote high quality cultural programming for the local community. The AGC sponsors seasonal gallery exhibits at the StoveFactory Gallery, Art in the Park at City Square Park, and Open Studios in the StoveFactory Studios; as well as a hosted rotating gallery wall located in Charlestown’s Hood Park at 500 Rutherford Avenue.  AGC Artist Memberships are open to all artists of various disciplines, these Artist Members help fulfill our mission to showcase artists’ works and promote high-quality cultural programming for the community.