New Artist in Inventory

New Artist in Inventory

Mary Beth Boone

We are pleased to introduce our newest gallery artist, Mary Beth Boone. Boone specializes in unique books and assemblages and has been making books for twelve years.

Since 2005, Boone has been pondering her family history, sorting through old photographs and other odds and ends from her childhood home. Growing up in a family of creatives, whose mastery included needlework, sewing, and furniture making and refinishing, Boone developed a love of old objects which speak of the past.

Common Threads and Portions of a Matriarch are about my mother’s family. The small accordion books contain reflections, descriptions of relatives, and poems. The third assemblage Wrightsville Beach, Summer of ‘42 is based on a photograph taken by Boone's father. In her ongoing series, Family Matters, Boone explores her personal thoughts about the meaning and dynamics of family.

Boone received a BFA in design from University of North Carolina and an MFA in sculpture from the University of South Carolina. She has received numerous grants and shows her artwork extensively. Boone is a resident of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Mary Beth Boone exhibited in our Secrets and Lies show in 2008.