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Narrative Fragments

Narrative Fragments

September 20 – October 20, 2012

Quidley & Company
38 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02116

Narrative art attempts to tell a story, whether true or fictitious. Much of Western art has been narrative, depicting stories from religion, myth, history and literature.  We are familiar with the idea that a story should have a beginning, middle and end. The crucial dilemma for artists is how to convey complex figurative works that depict grand story arcs, while compressing a multitude of thoughts, nuance, ideas and emotions into a static singular image.
Narrative Fragments, includes approximately 30 paintings by 22 artists who convey narrative content in their work through a synthesis of representational subject matter and the materiality and application of their medium.

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