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Long-time Sudbury resident to show art at Goodnow Library

Boston’s DovBer Marchette was chosen to have his art on display at the Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury.

The show will run for November. A native of Boston, Marchette holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art. He lived in Sudbury for almost 30 years and then moved to Brighton where he has been since.

He was active in the arts in Sudbury. In 1978, he received a federal grant to become the artist in residence, after being the artist in residence at the MFA the year before. There are two large sculptures in the town: a menorah in front of Temple Beth El and a breastplate that the high priest wore in the temple in front of the Josia Haynes Elementry School. At the same time that he is showing in Sudbury, his work will also be displayed in Pistoia, Italy, in Duomo Square at the Palazzo Del Governo curated by Gabrilla Diddi and Fabrizzio Sorbi, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 17.

His more recent works include 3D assemblages of wood, paint and objects. In the past, his work has been shown at the Mass Art Alumni Juried Biennial Show, the Art Institute of Boston, the Duchamp Festival Invitational, the School of Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston University Gallery and the Fitchburg Museum of Art.

He also received grants and awards from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, the town of Sudbury and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

DovBer Marchette now has a piece in the permanent collection of the Villa Schiff in Montignoso, Italy!

Marchette's painting develops the strength of color.

There are five colors that Dov Ber Marchette uses mainly in his works: blue, yellow, brown, green and white. Colors can be intense or soft but always dominant.

Color becomes a symbol of vitality and takes on symbolic values. Through the colors now intense with large backgrounds, now more subdued with plays of shades Dov BerMarchette expresses his emotions.

In his works also the sign, the points and the lines have the same value of color.

The lines are now soft brush games, grids and lattices, now sinuous rhythms, loads of movement.

Some lines recall others in a game of equilibrium that could continue without interruption, others take on definite or undefined forms as if they were fantasies, dreams or visions.

These are visions when they appear in his works, or are just perceived, moving figures that seem to be placed there for fun or waiting for some event.

Every visual stimulus can be a starting point for him, the idea, the concept to be fixed on the canvas: a tree, a starry sky but also signs, stains on the walls, wood grain and his collages, his paintings, objects, his sculptures are born incorporating those stimuli.

His art is born from the idea; the idea is for him the essence of creativity that takes

shape through the creative process. In his art, Dov Ber Marchettte represents what he sees through the concept and the idea is the psychology of form.

Dov Ber Marchette retraces the history of modernism from Millet to Sol Lewitt

In his works he does not underestimate any element for the harmonic effectiveness of the whole. He often likes to combine fragments of different materials: wood, paper, copper with pictorial elements and in the sculptures he also uses objects of daily use, recovery and above all wood and using only simple tables offers the viewer only the material stimulus, leaving him free in the interpretation and use of what he sees.

It is these natural resources "the available resources" of which he speaks and which he always uses in search of the "purity of the object"

"... .I have established some constraints for my work, including the use of five colors, as well as working with certain numbers and grids.

I start every single piece with the creation of a new context, for example with the construction of a wooden structure that will later become the arena for free creative expression.

Once the context is set, the object takes its form.

"Moment collected" are both real and imaginary experiences that occur during the construction of the object and integrate into the piece.

"Art and life are not separated" says DovBer Marchette talking about his art.

Each painting by DovBer Marchette represents one of his personal adventure, a way of expressing himself and interpreting emotions through his art, which can be defined as informal, visionary, abstract, conceptual, especially Unica.


-- Gabrielle Didi, curator

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DovBer Marchette a Montignoso. L'artista internazionale in mostra a Villa Schiff e all'ex sede Apt del Cinquale dal 9 al 28 giugno

Pubblicata il 06/06/2018

Comune di Montignoso - MS

I colori, sono loro i simboli e allo stesso tempo gli strumenti attraverso cui l'artista internazionale DovBer Marchette immagina e crea i suoi quadri.  

Blu, giallo, marrone, verde e bianco: ecco le cinque tonalità che l'artista nato negli Stati Uniti e residente a Boston, fa dominare nelle sue opere con intensità e delicatezza, con forza o leggerezza, e che grazie alla mostra in programma dal 9 al 28 giugno prossimo potranno essere ammirate da tutti i curiosi e appassionati d'arte.  

«Il colore diventa simbolo della vitalità e assume valenze simboliche – spiegano i due curatori della mostra Gabriella Diddi e Francesco Sorbi – attraverso i colori ora intensi con ampie campiture, ora più tenui con giochi di tonalità DovBer Marchette esprime le sue emozioni. Ma nelle sue opere anche il segno, i punti e le linee hanno la stessa valenza del colore. Le linee sono ora morbidi giochi di pennello, griglie e reticoli, ora ritmi sinuosi, carichi di movimento. Alcune linee ne richiamano altre in un gioco di equilibri che potrebbe continuare senza interruzione, altre assumono forme definite o non definite quasi fossero fantasie, sogni o visioni. Si tratta di visioni quando appaiono nelle sue opere, o sono appena percepite, figure in movimento che sembrano esser messe lì per gioco o in attesa di qualche accadimento. Nella sua arte DovBer Marchettte rappresenta ciò che vede attraverso il concetto e l’idea è la psicologia della forma».  

“Concept Contex Content” questo il titolo della personale che verrà installata a Villa Schiff e nelle sale dell'ex Apt del Cinquale per un doppio appuntamento che vedrà la partenza sabato 9 giugno con il vernissage dell'artista proprio a Villa Schiff alle ore 18.00.  

«È il primo evento della stagione estiva – commenta l'Assessore Eleonora Petracci – a cui ne seguiranno molti altri. Montignoso continua ad essere un centro di attrazione per l'arte e questa mostra conferma come la nostra città stia emergendo anche nel panorama internazionale della cultura. Marchette è un nome di peso all'interno della pittura e della scultura conosciuto e apprezzato nel mondo e in Italia, la sua presenza non può che arricchire ancora di più il nostro territorio riuscendo a creare nuove forme di collaborazione e contaminazioni artistiche».  

«Ogni quadro di DovBer Marchette rappresenta una sua personalissima avventura – continuano i curatori – un modo di esprimersi e di interpretare le emozioni attraverso la sua arte, che può essere definita informale, visionaria, astratta, concettuale», in un parola: unica.