Exhibition A Time for Blue at Trident Gallery, January 20–March 26, 2017


Title: Archetype Artist: Peter Lyons (b. 1960) Year: 2005 Medium: oil on panel Size: 24″ x 36″ (H x W)


Title: Eight Sheep on Blue Field Artist: Zygmund Jankowski (1925-2009) Medium: oil on paper Size: 22″ x 30″ (H x W)

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

A Time for Blue, on view at Trident Gallery through March 26, is a themed exhibition of art organized first of all around the color blue, but strongly influenced by the many meanings and echoes of the words “time” and “blue.”

Time: era, moment, fit period; occasion; trial; tempo, meter; enforced duty; and many more.

Blue: the pure color of a clear sky; melancholy, dismal; not red; indecent; blasphemous; discolored by cold, contusion, fear, or vascular collapse; stemming from rigid morals. Blues: songs marked by frequent occurrence of blue (flatted) notes; blue military uniforms, the police; and more.

In the Trident Gallery context, the most unusual works on display are two early “Blue Dog” silkscreen prints from 1993 by the Cajun artist George Rodrigue (1944–2013), and an early pastel drawing of Gloucester from 1958 by Nell Blaine (1922–1996). Several paintings by Zygmund Jankowski and Peter Lyons have not been exhibited previously at Trident Gallery. Other works of art are shown again in the new light of this exhibition.

Gallery hours are
Friday 12–7, Saturday 10–7, Sunday 10–5, and Monday 12–5, and by appointment.

About Trident Gallery

Trident Gallery shows beautiful and intelligent contemporary art in all mediums, emphasizing the work of artists continuing Gloucester’s rich legacy as a center for new American Art. Gallery Director Dr. Matthew Swift curates and produces the exhibitions, drawing on over twenty years of multi-disciplinary scholarship, teaching, and creative exploration.

For further information, visit TridentGallery.com or call the gallery at 978-491-7785.

One comment

  • Well done some classics here! James – I have been up those enclosed latter’s on a water tank before think the trick is stay looking skyward! 🙂 Dave


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