Wonderscapes & Suspended Landscapes Opening at Danforth Art Museum in March

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FRAMINGHAM – A multimedia exhibition called Wonderscape, featuring the work of five artists, and a painting exhibition from Lori Schouela called Suspended Landscapes will go on view at Framingham State University’s Danforth Art Museum starting March 20th as part of the Museum’s spring exhibition series.

“We are excited to invite the community to come see two excellent new exhibitions, which provide a sense of escapism during these anxious times” said Danforth Art Museum Director and Curator Jessica Roscio. “Anyone seeking a safe, quiet, and in-person museum experience won’t want to miss out.”

Wonderscapes features the work of artists Adria Arch, Dana Filibert, Nancy Hayes, Alyssa Minahan, and Neil Wilkins and will be on view from March 20 through September 12, 2021.

Using circles, organic forms, and undefined borders, five artists working across media create their own wonderscapes.  They use the tactile nature of their materials to convey hazy, stream-of-consciousness, otherworldly dreamscapes based in reality but largely products of the mind.  In focusing on elemental forms, each of these artists crafts their own narratives about time and space and the ways in which we visualize, cope, and move through our own wonderscapes.

Lori Schouela’s paintings of mysterious landscapes in “Suspended Landscapes,” will be on display from March 20 through September 12, 2021.

Schouela’s paintings have a mystical quality to them–through subject, materials, and process, they become otherworldly, noted the museum in a press release.

“In her paintings we step into a fantastical, yet mysterious, landscape. Surfaces are lush with glossy pools of color, paths, and machines that hover in mid-air. Her paintings walk the line between an escapist fantasy and a dark warning of future chaos. A truly interesting landscape is not what immediately meets the eye, and Schouela’s works will leave the viewer wondering what lies beyond the horizon line,” said the museum.

The Museum is now open to the public Thursday to Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. with advance registration available via Eventbrite accessed through danforth.framingham.edu.

Enhanced safety measures are in place to protect all patrons and museum staff, including strict limits on the number of visitors at any one time, face covering and social distancing requirements, and hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility.

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by artist Nancy Hayes


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