This month's November exhibit showcase the work of Zoe McCarthy. As an artist, she is constantly exploring the world around her-- inspired by landscape, fascinated with capturing a moment in time, weather, the midday horizon, or lights in a distant skyline. Culture and environment provide inspiration for my work; the seasons, the skylines, the history and architecture, beaches and marshes, night and day - the moods of New England have, and continue to inform her work.
About the Artist
Zoe spent her childhood in the city of Lincoln, a rural part of England with open skies, green spaces and over 1100 years of architectural history. She studied painting, ceramics and photography and gained a place at the Lincoln School of Art and design, later continuing her education in art, photography and art history. Later, Zoe moved to Norwich, to the School of Art and Design and completed a BA (Hons) degree in Visual Arts. Leaving University, eager and wanting to put her mark on the world, she discovered Marketing with her first `real' job working as a Marketing Coordinator for a large organization. Zoe worked in the field for 8 years, in both a Managing and an Artworking capacity, with several Design Agencies in the UK, worked with Budweiser, McDonalds, Sony and GE. During this time, she also studied Graphic Design and went on to teach. Zoe is an emerging Artist, who works from her studio in Somerville, Massachusetts.
About the Inside-Out Gallery
The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.