This November, Traver Gallery is thrilled to present Plenty by Mary Josephson. In her latest work, Mary Josephson focuses on her subjects’ rich and abundant inner lives by portraying them immersed in lush foliage, greenery, and wildlife. Her figurative works transport the viewer into vibrant and imaginative universes. Mary intends this exhibit to be a full and well-rounded conversation, bringing in people from all walks of life, cultures, and backgrounds. Figures, animals, flora, and fauna coexist on tapestries, canvas, and panels. Josephson‘s rich colors and textures draw our attention to the beauty and activities that deepen our daily lives and give us a sense of well-being, peace, and joy.
Mary Josephson says, “When I began work on this exhibition, I thought of hopefully bringing love, joy, and beauty into the world. I remember how lucky I felt growing up in the 1960s, a flower child, finding beauty in everything and everyone. One of the symbols of that time was crazy daisies. What an excellent way to remind me of this time by bringing that flower symbol peppered through the artwork reminiscent of that joyful time, a mindset, a way of looking at the world. I feel so fortunate to have been introduced to that way of thinking, to view the world through the lenses of beauty and light and always seek it out. So, these works are examples of how I view the world. Despite everything to the contrary, the world is a beautiful place.