Narrative Fragments

Southwestern Medallion and Zig Zag Rug is currently on view through the end of this month in the group exhibition entitled Narrative Fragments, at Quidley & Company in Boston, MA. 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. To view the exhibition catalogue, click here.

Karen Ann Myers