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MAY 2nd – JUNE 11th

This Spring, artist Sven Atema will present his stunningly original paintings and drawings in Highfield Hall’s second-floor galleries. A finely tuned collection of imagery appears-and-reappears in his mystical renderings. Atema works with permanent water-based pigments of which he literally and figuratively pours forms suggestive of earth and sea life onto wood, stretched linen, and paper. The artist visually expresses earth’s fragility and its dynamism at counterbalancing stress on its resources through his continuous experiments with various media.

no blue no green alludes to the ocean’s significant role in sustaining life on the planet. With 71% of our planet covered in water it is the ocean that is the balancing force in one direction or another. Water sustains us and it also will significantly shape our future.

Sven Atema lives in Woods Hole, where he currently homesteads on a beautiful elevated and wooded spot not far from where he was raised.