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Working artists coming together to make art accessible to the community through exhibits, classes, and conversations.
Beginning Oct 1:
Both Exhibits: October 1 to November 2, 2019
The Quiet World of Aging
Choice Works by Haroon Khimani
Artist Reception: October 5, from 2 to 4 PM
“The Quiet World of Aging” by Melinda Reyes is a collection of observations and moments portraying the many faces of aging -- the beauty, sorrow, joy, despair, and most importantly the dignity with which these individuals carry out their last days. It takes viewers into direct contact with diversity of emotions within the aging process. A celebration of their history made evident in the details and richness of their eyes, hands, posture, and lines on their skin. It seeks to make what is hidden, seen, and to make those who feel invisible, visible. By photographing at a close distance, the series offers a penetrating window into the complexities of this final life phase.
Melinda Reyes is a photographer based in Massachusetts who sees herself as a “visual storyteller”. Trained at Rochester Institute of Technology where she earned a B.F.A. in Photography, Melinda spent her 20’s traveling the U.S. and Europe and worked in studios, labs, and galleries across the country. In 1987-88 she attended the year-long Photography Residency program at Salzburg College in Austria. She became invested in social issues and advocacy and in 1997 began a Master’s degree in Social Work at Simmons College and began turning to photo documentaries in an effort to initiate awareness and change in vulnerable populations like children, homeless, and the elderly.
“Choice works by Haroon Khimani” features a series of bold acrylic collages. Khimani finds inspiration in an unconventional place. “I seek to discover the beauty of nature, mostly in collapsed structures and disasters, natural or man-made. Beauty has a new definition for me,” he said. Khimani searches for forms of beauty in chaotic settings.
Haroon Khimani began his career as a fine artist after completing his degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, India. He transitioned to a career in the textile industry continuing his background in art with focus on designs on fabric where he progressively grew to heading up design departments at large textile companies in India. However, Khimani’s passion for art has drawn him back to painting after a professional career of forty years. Having resumed painting over the past one and a half decades, his focus has been initially on oil but more so acrylic on canvas, and now introducing multimedia as well. He has exhibited his art at numerous exhibitions globally including the US (Boston area), India, and Dubai.
The Brush is supported by the Lowell National Historical Park and Eastern National
The Brush Art Gallery and Studios
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