I’m Glad You Feel That Way
Works by Doug Weathersby and John Guthrie
Doug Weathersby and John Guthrie fill the Mayyim Hayyim gallery with bright and colorful new perspectives. Weathersby’s photographs and Guthrie’s paintings explore the dimensions of time, the everyday, and all that’s in-between and beyond.
Doug Weathersby’s photographs are a unique resolution of the perennial tension between being a serious artist and needing to make a living. As sole proprietor of his company, Environmental Services, Doug does all kinds of odd jobs and repair projects; he also installs art in private homes and galleries, including all exhibits at Mayyim Hayyim since 2012.
Doug draws on his jobs as a handyman to create works of art, using to-do lists and photographs from various sites — including Mayyim Hayyim – to create images that are both playful and enigmatic.
Doug received his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2002. In 2003, he was awarded the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art’s Artist Prize. His work has been shown at the Solomon Project in Atlanta, at the former Dodge Gallery in NY, and at VERY, Boston. See more of his work at drwservice.com
Art is John Guthrie’s second career. He trained and worked as an aerospace engineer before returning to school and earning a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. John’s paintings reflect his engineering background. They are as precise as a blueprint, with a soaring sense of color, shape, and space full of energy and delight. His work at Mayyim Hayyim spans nearly twenty years.
Guthrie has shown in numerous galleries in and around Boston, as well as in Toronto, Texas, Oregon, and Italy. He has served as a visiting artist at (among others) Boston University, Bunker Hill Community College. Harvard University Medical School, and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the owner of VERY gallery in Boston’s South End. See more of his work at thejohnguthrie.com, galleryvery.com