Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Montgomery, AL



Towards the Horizon: Recent Works on Paper by Mary Ellen Doyle

October 30, 1999 - January 2, 2000


The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is proud to present Towards the Horizon: Recent Works on Paper by Mary Ellen Doyle. The exhibition of fifteen watercolor paintings, accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, is on view in The Weil Graphic Arts Study Center through January 2, 2000.

Towards the Horizon portrays the relationship between horizon, land, and air including the long vistas and intense colors of the Long Island, New York landscape. Doyle responds to this nature in an abstract way depicting space, light, and color through muted washes with black lines punctuating a scene. Adding texture to her work, Doyle's intimate watercolors are painted on handmade paper. (left: Atlantic Tide, 1998, watercolor, lithopencil, and gouache on glued, handmade paper, 14 3/4 x 26 1/4 inches)

Mary Ellen Doyle, a native of Hartford, Connecticut, received her B.F.A. from the School of Fine Arts at Boston University and continued her studies at Columbia University, New York University, and the Pratt Graphic Art Center. Her work can be found in the collections of The Arkansas Arts Center, The National Museum of American Art, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, New Britain Museum of American Art, The Phillips Collection, Smith College Museum of Art, Vassar College Art Gallery, and the Wadsworth Atheneum.

The exhibition comes the MMFA courtesy of Susan Conway Galleries, Washington, D.C., and is sponsored locally by MacMillan Bloedel, Inc.

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