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Up Close: Kat Masella | Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Virtual Gallery

May 4 - May 13

Kat Masella, Love no.10, oil/mixed media on canvas, 26×18

Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to present Up Close: Moments, an exhibition of the work of Kat Masella, open online at RNACExhibitions.com on April 12, 2021.

For my current work, I honor and empathize with the human experience, the fragility of life, and the love that often prevails. I contemplate how we can embrace every moment we have in this short life and make the best of it. “

 –Kat Masella

Up Close: Moments, an exhibition of the work of Kat Masella, features twelve canvases currently on view at RNACExhibitions.com. Masella states, “Working with layers of mixed media, including oil, wax, and marble dust, my process becomes an adventure and a deep dive into the subconscious. Often I begin with intuition, but analysis and problem-solving also become critical for my intention of a unified expression.”

Katalene “Kat” Masella began pursuing art education while living abroad, sharing a flat and studio space with artists from the Royal College of Art, London.  She has a graduate certificate in Visual Arts from Harvard University. In 2013, she founded the Northeast Art Workshop Retreats, the region’s only art center hosting exclusively internationally acclaimed artist Instructors.  She has been showing and selling her work since 2016 in juried shows, including national and international competitions and numerous galleries in Manhattan, Boston, and around Cape Ann.  She has won awards at both local and international levels.  Currently, she serves on the board for the Experimental Group of Rockport and is an active member of the National Association of Women Artists and Rocky Neck Art Colony. Masella is a recent finalist of an eight artist show at the Attleboro Arts Museum. She lives in Manchester, MA. For more information visit https://www.katmasella.com/.

Up Close: Moments was curated by artist Ruth Mordecai whose own venerable career in art spans over 50 years. Ruth remembers, “I watched in awe as Kat Masella moved from a hot surface covered with spontaneous marks of melted oil sticks and transferred whatever was there onto wax paper and then to her painted surface and kept on going…with her hands, with palette knife…with whatever was there to create these marvelous, gestural paintings of love and connection”.

Up Close: Moments is on view at RNACExhibitions.com.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is currently closed due to the Covid epidemic. For information about all virtual events and programs at Rocky Neck Art Colony, visit the website at www.rockyneckartcolony.org, email director@rockyneckartcolony.org or call 978 515-7004.


May 4
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