Restoring power with portraits at Praise Shadows Art Gallery

Cate McQuaid , The Boston Globe, January 13, 2021

The first artwork in “See and Be Seen,” the portrait show at Praise Shadows Art Gallery, is an ever-shifting installation of prisms, mirrors, and thread set by the window. As the sun moves, lights, shadows, and rainbows flash through the work.

“Fragile Breath,” in the words of its maker, Katherine Mitchell DiRico, is a “contemporary vanitas still life.” Carefully composed and fixed in place, it still reminds us of how quickly life moves and fades.


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