June 2 - July 3, 2016
A one-woman exhibition featuring the recent work of Framingham-born artist Deborah Liljegren is opening on June 2, 2016 at Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain. Titled, “Me, Myself and I,” the show has three distinct themes and, as Liljegren observes, “it seems like the work of multiple artists…or perhaps multiple personalities.”
Included are paintings that make use of glass, light and changing points of view to create a visual experience that morphs from the obvious to the unexpected. This theme is titled “Symbology.” The second, “A New View,” is composed of archival pigment prints of her recent photographs. The third theme, “Miss Pickford,” is a series of mixed media shadow boxes that tell a story woven from history and whimsy.
Liljegren believes photography is in her blood: her grandfather was a photographer and her parents met as photography students, she grew up surrounded by cameras and film. She learned that she enjoyed the challenge of working with limited light, such as her underwater series, and translating it through her lens to scenes with a calming effect. After graduating from UMass Amherst and living in Boston, Liljegren currently resides in New York City where she has participated in a number of gallery shows at venues such as the Sragow Gallery, 380 Gallery and the Eostre Art Collective.
“Me, Myself and I” will be on view from June 2 to July 3, 2016 with a reception on Saturday, June 4 from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 PM or during special weeknight/weekend events located at 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain.