"Variation and Shift, 2013"
The Complexity Series
colored plaster on panel
"24 x 24"
INVESTMENT FIRM, CAMBRIDGE TRUST COMPANY ESTABLISHES FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION WITH PURCHASE OF SIX PAINTINGS BY ARTIST SARA EGAN
Cambridge Trust Company, an established wealth management and banking firm, has made a significant purchase of six paintings by the artist Sara Egan as a starting point for their new collection of contemporary art. The paintings will be exhibited in the investment advisory office at 75 State Street in Boston, MA. The bank chose four paintings from the Complexity Series and additional two from Latitude Paintings.
"I am not surprised that they chose from these two series, because they are based on ideas about how things converge into an natural order as they get more complex. I think there is a correlation between the work that I do visually and the work the firm does making sense and seeing order in the financial markets," said Sara Egan.
"Work environments should be energized by their artwork and I think Sara's work is not only visually beautiful but also it engages on a higher level." said Melissa Twomey, the art advisor from Washington, DC, who arranged the purchase. "Sara's work is grounded in modernism with an emphasis on balance and bold color and carries a tradition of intellectual thought. Her study of the new ideas about complex systems and her involvement with the founders of the Complexity Lab at Suffolk University has shaped her work."
The purchase coincides with her upcoming exhibit at Gallery 5 at Emmanuel College, Boston campus, in December. A preview of the work is accessible at saraegan.com. For more information you can contact the artist directly at email@example.com, 617.306.7614, or Ms. Twomey at firstname.lastname@example.org, 617.378.5643.
Melissa Twomey is a private art advior with offices in Boston and Washington DC. She works with institutional, corporate and residential clients nationally and in Europe and South America.
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