Mary Armstrong and Anthony Stellaccio

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Editorial Review


By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, May 18, 2012

Aesthetic tension is the order of the day at the Cross MacKenzie Gallery, where an exhibition pairing the work of local ceramicist Anthony Stellaccio with that of Boston-based painter Mary Armstrong opens Friday, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

Stellaccio makes tiny, talismanic figurines whose cracked, imperfect surfaces are complemented by the glossy, machine-made Formica pedestals on which they sit. Armstrong’s softly atmospheric works are a similar study in opposites, hovering halfway between colorist abstractions and Impressionist landscapes.