My artwork will be on display in a solo show at the Mullen House in Becket, Ma. The show will run from July 19th to August 10th with a reception held on Friday, July 19th from 5-7PM.
The Mullen House Education Center is located at12 Brooker Hill Road (on the corner of Route 8), Becket, Massachusetts. Besides an art gallery, the building contains a permanent collection of artifacts from the Becket Quarry, also owned and operated by the Becket Land Trust. The Gallery will be open Friday and Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment: (413) 623-2100.
Sean McCusker has spent his life Middlefield, MA, where he has developed a deep kinship with the hilly landscape of the Berkshires. After completing his education with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005, he began developing his own unique style of painting with a focus on the landscape he was most familiar with. His surreal landscapes have been shown in galleries and storefronts across Berkshire County including The Lenox Gallery, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, and Gallery 25 in Pittsfield. He has also become a member of many of the cultural organizations in the Berkshires such as the First Fridays Artswalk and the Artscape Committee in Pittsfield. Landscape has proven to be the most influential factor for Sean’s art, “I believe that all artists are inspired by their everyday experiences, whether meaning to be or not, so where one chooses to live is of utmost importance, and I could choose no better a place than the Berkshires.”
Sean's abstract compositions glow with an intense color and contrast that is built up from many thin layers of transparent oil paint. His compositions use striking color to intensify the thematic landscapes; color describes and animates the surreal world. The compositions often center around an abstract figure, sometimes in a group but most often alone, set against a vast empty space. These figures brim over with warmth, along with a deep yearning for that which is just over the horizon in their richly colorful world. Examples of his work can be found at www.sean-mccusker.com.