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Richard Neal


Cotuit Center for the Arts

September 21- November 26, 2023


The ocean has always seemed terribly immense, thrillingly powerful, and wildly mysterious to me. As a child I would hold my breath as long as possible and glide slowly along the sandy floor, almost weightless, as if I were a submarine exploring a silent, alien world. While swimming over my head, a chilling fear would suddenly grab me, as I fantasized about what could lurk below, unseen. The ocean also seems that it could hold all memories of the past and possibilities for the future, a subliminal repository of experience. Many of the paintings in this show reflect my impressions of an ocean, real and imagined.




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