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Last updated: 12/07/04

What’s New:
Library Exhibit through December 21, 2004
Still Crazy After All These Years by Rick Devin

On display in the Library Gallery through December 21 is Rick Devin’s exhibit Still Crazy After All These Years.

Artist’s Statement...

I create in a variety of mediums trying to present my ideas and feelings to the viewer. Each piece is a sign post in my career. I believe that repetition is the root of stagnation. Each work is perhaps but a starting point for a new direction.

I have arranged my work in a loose chronological order so the viewer may follow the thread of my thoughts. Some may seem frayed, but there is order somewhere in the chaos. Each piece was created at a certain moment in my life and tries to convey where my mind was at that moment in time. There are a number of reoccurring themes in my work, such as moons, clocks and faces. I view these images as a constant, an always changing object and a one of a kind look.

My work is drawn from within and is often mixed with memories, hopes, fears and past conversations. "Creativity can only be energized by change". I am constantly seeking a reaction, whether it is positive or negative, because it is necessary for my existence as an artist. I paint in acrylic, allowing the basic idea to be complete in one sitting. I am then able to go back and rework the piece for detail and coherency.

I maintain a studio and gallery in Hope Valley, Rhode Island. I can be reached at 539-8627 or via e-mail rickdevinltd@yahoo.com.  I welcome your comments.

— Rick Devin

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