Steven J. Cabral

September 7, 2021 - October 1, 2021
150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867
Reception: September 9, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Steven Cabral is a Boston-based painter and has shown his work in several group exhibitions in the greater Boston area. He is a member of the Vernon Street artists’ community in Somerville, as well as an Associate member at Kingston Gallery.  Steven holds a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and currently working on his MFA in painting at Lesley University of Art and Design.  He currently lives and works in Somerville.

​”My paintings investigate the psychology of painting through an exploration of patterns, hard edges, soft edges, geometric and organic shapes, and color experimentation to form new meanings and narrations.  The awareness of inner dialogue has strengthened my working process, allowing for a chain reaction of thoughts and ideas focused on mark-making to form the composition. This listening process clarifies painterly space, including the risks I need to take to break the visual grammar by using thin and thick paint, shapes, and colors. The elements explore how light and dark creates a sense of mystery, mysticism, depth, and risk. I explore and layer a new palette of contemporary hues, and allow my past geometric abstractions to take on more flowing, painterly, and undefined shapes. Combining the freehand production of geometric shapes of squares, circles, triangles, and lines with undefinable biomorphic shapes has led me to a more focused desire to construct an aesthetic that creates challenging and unconventional viewing experiences for the viewers.”

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