Dawn McMillan: Captured Moments
September 11 - December 11, 2021
Dawn McMillan moves away from past figurative and narrative paintings and drawings to explore in this new work landscapes centered on fleeting moments of light and circumstance. Whether it’s the sunset after a storm that bathes everything in a golden glow, or the stillness of deep, dark reflections on a pond at twilight, all scenes are meant to evoke a feeling of peace, serenity and awe. This series of paintings and drawings began at the start of the pandemic and continued throughout a year of isolation and a time of focus on nature and the briefness of a perfectly lit scene. Shadows cast on a clapboard house; bare tree silhouettes against a pale, pastel winter sky; brilliant reds and oranges of a crisp autumn day; the light at the end of a rhododendron tunnel; all are translations of exploration of nature by the artist and meant to be evocative, timeless and everlasting. Image: Dawn McMillan, Relic, pastel, 12 x 9 inches.
Art Talk Live! with Dawn McMillan
Thursday September 16, 1:00pm on Zoom
Join Quincy artist Dawn McMillan and Angie Barry, Curator for a live virtual Art Talk to discuss the exhibition Captured Moments, on display in the Munroe Family Community Gallery. Topics will include her McMillan’s childhood art influences, the different series she has created over several decades, and her progression as an artist to where her work is today. View a recording of this talk below.