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Want to display your art in one of our locations?  If so please send your bio and pictures of the work you would like to hang to art@jplicks.com.  We will review and let you know within 30 days of your submission if you will be granted a location to display in and what location and when it will be.  Please note that we are a family friendly environment and any art that we feel does not fit this will not be considered.




Thomas H. Durand
Location: Jamaica Plain

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Thomas H. Durand, originally from New York City, is a graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts and an active painter, photographer and artist’s advocate in the Boston area. In addition to producing his own work, Thomas curates shows at JP Licks‚ public art locations, and sits on the board of JP Arts Council.
The sock monkey doll became Thomas’ photographic subject after a particularly personal time of crisis. At the time these, hand made, depression-era dolls were perfect figures to express the seemingly never-ending, raw emotions he was experiencing. Thomas’ images are simultaneously playful, hopeful and even comforting. Between the images, their titles and the human experiences they evoke, there are often multiple ways of entering and engaging his work that bring tears to some and laughter to others. “My inspirations come from many places, which incorporate my thoughts on the human condition generally - on religion, nature, music, art history, American icons, social and current issues in addition to my own emotional demons and delights.”
Several years back, he began making the dolls himself, experimenting with wire armatures to allow the characters to hold positions in a more animated and expressive way than their original floppy counterparts. Some of these dolls are made specifically for one photographic shoot and some are more sculptural, standing on their own. No monkeys were harmed in the making of these photographs.
The black and white images are gelatin silver prints, hand printed by the photographer from the original negative. Each image is limited to an edition of 25(“Snow Angel” edition of 50) printed to archival standards on double weight fiber paper signed and numbered on the back. The color images (except the painted images) are similarly from original negatives printed by a professional color lab to archival standards.
More images can be viewed at: www.monkeysox.com For any additional information please email thomas@monkeysox.com Thank you for viewing!


 
Tim Murley

Location: One Brigham Circle

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A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Tim Murley studied abroad at the University of Seville (Spain) and the University of Barcelona, as well as at Chateau La Napoule (France). His paintings have been exhibited at various locations in Massachusetts, including Boston Logan Airport, Boston City Hall, Boston Children's Museum, Mass. General Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, the Judi Rotenberg Gallery, the Holliston Historical Society, Baak Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tofias Gallery, Northampton Center for the Arts, Herter Art Gallery, Brookline Town Hall and the Longwood Cricket Club. His works have also been shown at various locations in San Francisco, including the MOMA Artists Gallery, UCSF Medical Center, North Beach Gallery, Aperto, and Canvas. His art has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Phoenix, Brookline Magazine and on the cover of "Young Audiences" catalog. In addition, his art has been exhibited in Seattle, Dallas, Portland (Maine), Tokyo, Milan, and La Napoule (France). His paintings are in numerous collections around the world.

"My new work is created with acrylic paint, oil sticks, china markers and gloss glazes. The paintings have a rougher, more textured surface. My themes are inspired by travel, classes, books, music, architecture, relationships, a night time walk, popular & foreign culture, people-watching, advertising, movies, beauty, even missed opportunities. I don't think it's important where the inspiration comes from; it just needs to exist. I want to translate those adventures and desires into the work."


 


Barney Levitt

Location: Legacy Place

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Battle

I've always been drawn to detail and it's been the realist painters who have been the source of my inspiration, from the Dutch Masters to contemporary realist painters such as Scott Pryor, Scott Fraser, and Gregory Gillespie. Though I prefer not to label myself a Still Life painter, still lives figure predominantly in my work. I work from a studio in my house selecting objects of personal interest. I try to create a narrative from the chosen objects that will elevate and give new meaning to their ordinariness. Symbolism plays strongly in my work. My paintings are the result of combining photographic references, direct observation, and imagination. I strive to create a sense of mystery or humor from seemingly disparate objects. Inanimate objects sometimes take on an anthropomorphic quality. Often there's an implicit smirk or wink I'm trying to convey to my audience. I was raised in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York where my family helped nurture a keen appreciation for nature. As a child, drawing seemed as natural and necessary as breathing. Hopefully I will continue to do both for a long time to come. I studied under Robert Sullins and received my B.A. in studio art from S.U.N.Y. at Oswego. I'm a member of the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, MA, The Maresella Galleries in Cazenovia, NY, and the Francesca Anderson Fine Art Gallery in Lexington, MA. I've been a member of The Copley Society of art since the fall of 2004 and received my Copley Artist designation in May 2006. I was also juried into The International Guild of Realism (2008), and the Oil Painters of America (2008); I'm a member of The Cape Cod Art Association, The United South End Artists, and the Jamaica Plain Artist's Association.

Don Perrault

Location: Harvard Square

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