In this milky blur of dark grey blues and pinks, lines, shapes, and forms emerge into the foreground timidly, as if rising to the surface.

Jo Ann Biagini: Thicket

May 7 – June 12, 2021
Hours: Friday + Saturday 12-6pm
Open late until 8pm for First Friday: June 4th

Free and open to the public with no appointment necessary. Social distance and masks required. Private appointments are available, please email mercurytwenty@gmail.com to schedule.

Jo Ann Biagini makes layered, mixed-media works on and out of paper. The work in her latest exhibition, Thicket, has its beginnings in books, reflecting her interest in reading and in nature imagery found on the printed page. She starts by configuring discarded book pages into grids, then builds up layers, improvisationally combining shape, color, scale and meaning using drawing, painting, image transfer, collage and sanding. Working surfaces with this additive and subtractive process, Biagini discovers and creates new connections—real and imaginative—among fragmented images, patterns and abstractions. Complex and compelling, her new pieces evoke a sense of curiosity and mystery about the workings of the natural world and its evolving relationship to the Anthropocene era in which we currently live.