Feathery Devils at Loomis Chaffee School

Loomis Chaffee Show

Loomis Chaffe Show Back“Feathery Devils,” a collection of woodblock prints by artist Lyell Castonguay, will be on display in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery in the Richmond Art Center November 3 through December 10.

Inspired by the animal depictions of artists Leonard Baskin, Antonio Frasconi, and John James Audubon, Mr. Castonguay’s collection features familiar images of birds although the artist describes them as “distorted into allegorical beasts.” According to the artist’s website, Mr. Castonguay “creates narrative woodcuts that incorporate transparent colors and complex hand-carved patterning.”

Mr. Castonguay will spend time working with and among Loomis students as a Visiting Artist in December. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2010, and his work has been exhibited throughout the East Coast of the United States as well as in Seoul, South Korea.

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