Helen Meyrowitz


March 17, 2007 — May 20, 2007

Artist Reception Saturday, March 17, 6 -8 p.m.
Lunchtime Gallery Talk Wednesday, April 11, noon
Gallery Talk Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m.

Helen Meyrowitz’s drawings have been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions in Boston, New York and throughout the United States. She was recently featured in the 2006 New England/New Talent exhibition at the Fitchburg Museum of Art. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham; the Delaware Museum, Wilmington, DE; the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY; the Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester; the St. Botolph Club, Boston, and many others.  A major drawing retrospective of her work, Helen Meyrowitz: Drawings 1970-2000, was on exhibit at the University Center Gallery in November/December, 2001.

About the Exhibit
New beginnings happen every day ranging from the smallest of moments to larger life-changing upheavals.  Helen Meyrowitz documents those moments, both mundane and monumental, in her poignant “horticultural” drawings that grew out of her experience of leaving her home and studio in Long Island, in order to establish herself in New England.

Helen Meyrowitz has long focused her critical eye upon various classic themes such as war, mythology, and dreams. Up-Rooted tackles the subject matter of growth in nature as a metaphor for personal change. Relating to the spontaneous moment when a potted plant fell, up-rooting itself, in her studio one day, she began her series of floral bulbs in various stages of growth: setting down roots, flowering and decay. At once highly detailed and then full of painterly expressionism, these mixed media drawings evoke the artist’s simultaneous feelings of fear, loss and abundance as she adjusts to life in the Boston area after many years in her home in Long Island, NY.

Helen Meyrowitz, Morning Glory Seed, 2005, charcoal, oil bar, pastel, collage
Helen Meyrowitz, Morning Glory Seed, 2005
charcoal, oil bar, pastel, collage 34 1/4" x 26 1/4"

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