Painter JJ Baker, the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s final 2019 Goetemann Residency Artist, presents Opening Talk on Tuesday, October 1

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Man with the Golden Helmet (after Rembrandt) by JJ Baker

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) Is pleased to announce painter JJ Baker as its last Goetemann Residency Artist for the 2019 season. The public is invited to attend his free opening and closing talks.

The Opening Talk is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM at Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester. The Closing Talk takes place on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 PM at the Goetemann Residency Studio, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., #10.

Currently living in Houston, Texas, JJ was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his BFA from the University of Cincinnati. His work has been shown in both Cincinnati and Houston. His recent art is focused on portraits and the figure, exploring the human psyche and our environment. His recent art focuses on portraits and the figure. He use portraits to explore the human psyche and our environment, pulling images from art history, movies and his surroundings. This synthesis of images represents the barrage of information we are subject to. Combining various drawing, painting and collage techniques, he paints portraits to represent the perception of the self: How we perceive, how we are perceived, and how we want to be perceived.

For more information, call 978-515-7004

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