Fall 2021 Exhibition
In the Moment: Watercolor Paintings by Arlene Black Mollo
Saturday, September 18 to Sunday, November 7, 2021, Arlene’s work will be exhibited in a public one-woman art show at the Zullo Gallery in Medfield, Mass. The artwork selected for this show by the gallery team was curated to create a particular feeling. The show titled, “In the Moment” is a retrospective of images that express the feeling of the moment each painting represents.
Whether the still loneliness of a Scottish homestead or the shimmering joy of the Caribbean, each luscious painting delivers its message like a symphony, as color, brushwork, and image unite to present an indelible impression of place, time, and emotion. The delivery of the experience is physical, combining the choice and use of color, as well as the brushwork. That was Arlene’s strength; not just that she felt it, but that she pulled the viewer in as she made the painting tell the story.
When Arlene painted, it was a combination of intense concentration, and quick, swift, deliberate strokes onto the canvas. She often painted “en plein air” where she could capture light and shadows. Her work expressed the essence of objects juxtaposed against one another, while her signature white space created shapes and feelings, a snapshot before the shadows changed.
To honor Arlene’s legacy, a scholarship at Emmanuel College has been created in her name. Paintings exhibited at the Zullo Gallery will be available for purchase with all net proceeds benefitting the scholarship fund. If you are interested in purchasing one of Arlene’s artworks, please contact us.