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Contemporary Painting

Boston-based painter Nedret Andre is a quintessential artist-advocate. Her fascination for coastal environments, particularly the critical role of seagrass, leads her to join marine ecologists on field work, participate in symposia, and keep her writing and research dedicated as much to her experiences in the waters of coastal New England, as to her studio practice.

In the studio, this underwater realm is celebrated in a wash of jewel tones and rhythmic line work that enchant the viewer with a vision of seagrass tugged by the tides, or light scattered across a sandy seabed. But beneath the colorful surface is always something more—a lesson, a poignancy, and a call to action. 

— Olivia Stone, Curatorial Assistant  Worcester Art Museum