Sunday, March 8, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Muffin Ray at the Flynn Center

Muffin Ray’s exhibit, Discarded and Salvage, showing eleven very large and complex paintings, will continue on display at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center in Burlington through Saturday, March 28.

This richly textural, multi-layered work uses heavy oils, beeswax, pigments, and resins, as well as stains, various oil-based varnishes, solvents, and antique textiles such as salvaged, antique tapestries and Victorian quilt remnants. These are attached to the canvas and then painted over.“All the materials used in the work are salvaged from abandoned warehouses, dumpsters, and basements,” says the artist. “I find the fabrics and quilts everywhere. More often, they find me!”

Ray’s studio is in a barn at her home in the Northeast Kingdom. She spends half her time on Cape Cod, where she has been a contributing member of the Provincetown art community for over 25 years.