Recent paintings and works on paper by North Adams artists Joshua Field and Melissa Lillie will be featured in the upcoming MCLA Gallery 51 exhibit, Mapping the Invisible, July 31 through Sept. 21.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 31, 6-8 p.m. in the downtown gallery. The event is free and open to the public.According to MCLA Gallery 51 Manager Sean Riley, Field and Lillie who are husband and wife use intensely personal visual languages to portray dream-like worlds that seem at once familiar and unnatural.
Field is known for narrative paintings that use symbolic imagery to explore personal mythology. Lillies colorful and lyrical work draws inspiration from the natural world, appearing simultaneously macroscopic and microscopic, internal and external.
MCLA Gallery 51 is at 51 Main St., North Adams. The Gallery is open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, 413-664-8718, or go to www.mcla.edu/Gallery51 .