|Julia Wolfe, Gather Round, acrylic and ink on canvas, 60.5 x 51 inches, 2013. Courtesy the artist.|
We've often mentioned the wealth of artistic talent in the area coming out of the graduate and undergraduate programs. One of our favorite things to do is to connect with the artists at the early stages of their careers and to follow them as they progress over time. We recently visited the studio of this week's artist, who grew up in the Boston area, and is now attending a post-baccalaureate program here as well. Like many emerging artists, her work is quickly evolving, but her interest in the tension between graphic line and soft washes of color is producing some really strong works.