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Art 'Round Town

ART 'ROUND TOWN
DECEMBER 6
5 - 8pm

On Friday, December 6, the Gallery at 3S Artspace is open until 8pm as part of the monthly Art 'Round Town art walk. Held year round, Art 'Round Town occurs the first Friday of every month. Galleries of downtown Portsmouth open their doors to the public for a gallery walk that celebrates our inspired, intimate urban community. We hope you'll stop by to take in the new exhibit Room for Memory in the Gallery.

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Read more about Art 'Round Town here.
Click here for a list of participating galleries.

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Room for Memory

Heather Morgan’s oil paintings in Room for Memory depict figures (mostly women) that are performing their identities, and it is a tense and fevered display, aching with self-consciousness. The possibilities for self-creation are illustrated in a succession of vivid characters based on the artist and her acquaintance.

Vivid and theatrical as these images are, the viewer is thrust into discomfiting intimacy with these defiant characters. These works invite the viewer to look and to covet, presenting an alluring world that is also potent and seething. Beauty quivers with pain and flaw in the distorted, luminous subjects that populate Morgan's paintings. These unflinching yet vulnerable pastel heroines become all the more unknowable, as they reveal themselves in their fractured splendor. Read more...