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Beverly's Montserrat College of Art features works of Watertown artist

Posted by Terri Ogan  June 13, 2013 12:56 PM

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Montserrat College of Art is featuring the work of Watertown artist David Curcio this month at its Essex Street gallery.

A reception for the exhibit, which is entitled "A Bad Dream...or Not," will be held on Thursday June 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery at 23 Essex Street in Beverly.

Curcio combines fiber arts, drawing and traditional printmaking methods to create deeply personal images, according to an announcement from Montserrat. Curcio’s formal background is in printmaking, but he is self-taught in both stitching and embroidery and combines these techniques in his works.

The pieces featured in "Bad Dreams…or Not" reference the difficult struggles Curcio has faced both in his personal and professional life. Although highly personal in content, the pieces are illustratively detailed and pay homage to the rich history of both New England and the US.

Curcio currently lives and works in Watertown. He received a bachelor's degree in art history from Boston University and a master's in fine arts in printmaking from Pratt Institute. Curcio's work has been featured in many galleries throughout New England and across the country. 

The exhibit at Montserrat College of Art will remain on view through Friday June 28. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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