The staff of the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library cordially invites you to our 43rd exhibition.

Carlisle Isley  SELF-EROSION

March 20th, 2019 through May 20th, 2019
Please join us for the opening reception March 20th, 5 - 7 pm.

Artist Statement

For me, creating work is about my experiences and what I take in. Every artist finds a point in her own work where she finally has to call it quits and present it to her community. It’s frustrating when we think a piece is done but then we realize that it is still a work in progress. It’s an intimate act when an artist puts paintbrush to canvas, but it becomes an even more intimate act when we start mixing mediums. As a visual artist, I try to integrate one material with another that might not fit or belong together. When we work with our hands, there is always a probability of failure. Most artists accept failure as a challenge, as a starting point for an art object that is worthy of its creator and its spectators, for a work to be acknowledged that has captured a moment with perfect clarity, abstracted language and that has communicated a message.

Main Library Directions

The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library is located on the second floor of Horticultural Hall, which is located across Massachusetts Avenue from Symphony Hall.

The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library
Horticultural Hall
2nd Floor
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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Public Transportation

MBTA Subway Green Line E Symphony Station or Orange Line Massachusetts Avenue Station.
The closest bus routes are #1 Mass. Ave line or #39 Huntington Ave.


No on-site parking garage is available for library users. Metered parking spaces are often available nearby on Massachusetts Avenue.