March 5, 2020
4 Boltwood Ave
Amherst, MA 01002
Artist Reception for "Trusting Alchemy". Paintings by Rodney B. Madison
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Join us on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 5-8pm, during Amherst Arts Night Plus, for the opening reception for our new art exhibit, Trusting Alchemy: Paintings by Rodney B. Madison. In the words of the artist, “As I dip the brush into paint and then onto canvas the painting’s future is unknown, unforeseen. I begin to make marks on the canvas and these marks eventually relate to others. As these foundational marks settle, I become increasingly unsettled with an anxiousness that arises brought on by the anticipation of the developing piece. As I work through this, a frenzied period emerges which in result is my greatest joy. My intent is rarely to send messages through my work but what is important is that my artwork conveys energy, creativity, beauty and soul.” Evidence of his alchemy of art is left on the canvas. Rodney B. Madison (B: 1959) hails from the south side of Chicago and now lives in Hadley. He is a self taught artist who submerged himself into art and painting later in life.