WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2017/2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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studio palette composition canvas inspiration gallery imagination artist profile Fantastic Shapes and Colors L I S A R O G E R S writer george Creamer's abstract reliefs suggest the landscape and textures of the natural world, evoking its strength, brutality, and delicacy. A push-pull tension extends to the viewer's response: there's the illusion created by painted surfaces, and the tactile experience of the chipboard substrate. There's movement and stillness, excitement and quietude. Creamer, a Weston resident and former dean and professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, studied painting and sculpture at Middlebury College, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and at Yale University, where he received a master's degree in fine arts. During his career, he's fabricated delightful twisting, spiraling wooden, linear sculptures, and large, light-emitting forms in fantastic shapes and colors. Later, he created an installation, Playhouse at 4 a.m., at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), inspired by the surrealist Alberto Giacometti's stage set-like sculpture, The Palace at 4 a.m., and TV star Pee-wee Herman's fantasy "Playhouse." In Creamer's rendition, glowing curvilinear shapes interact with translucent, colorful geometric shapes to create a dazzling fantasy world that invites museum goers' participation. His work has been exhibited at solo shows and installations, including the ICA, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, and several Boston galleries. He's also participated in group exhibitions, showing at, among many others, Lincoln's deCordova Sculpture Park and 156 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8

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