March 5, 2020
This week we're presenting Emerson Contemporary's Media Art Gallery, Boston Sculptors Gallery and Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery with exhibitions that show us the various worlds we inhabit within our familiar one. The featured artwork reveals where we exist alongside space, time, rebirth, belonging and more.
- Kristin Wissler
Spacetime (x, y, z + t) at Emerson Contemporary's Media Art Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts through March 15
Nicole L'Huillier, The Dancer (detail).
Emerson Contemporary's Media Art Gallery at Emerson College is showing Spacetime (x, y, z + t) through March 15. Artists Katherine Mitchell DiRico, Monika Grzymala, Nicole L'Huillier, Zsuzsanna Szegedi and Sarah Trahan use unconventional, multi-dimensional works of art to explore the dynamic relationships between objects and how ideas and concepts can travel across time, media and location. Rather than existing in "space" and "time," the artwork in this exhibition resides in the entity called "spacetime," an idea demonstrated by Albert Einstein which contends that the two concepts are one and the same. Katherine Mitchell DiRico's room-size installation Stilling Life uses dynamic elements to create a constantly-changing experience. Monika Grzymala utilizes virtual reality to immerse the viewer in spatial drawings. Nicole L'Huillier explores sound and movement with a robot that dances in response to its own resonant sound. Zsuzsanna Szegedi uses 3D image scans and digital projections on clay and 3D printed prototypes to examine the power dynamics between humans and machines. Sarah Trahan uncovers the imperfections in digital manufacturing and interprets them through lenses, light and ink. Spacetime (x, y, z + t) endeavors to challenge the viewer's perspective by bringing together space and time and creating new, immersive and artistic experiences. Emerson Contemporary's Media Art Gallery is located at 25 Avery Street in Boston, Massachusetts and is open Wednesday–Sunday 12:00–7:00 p.m. For more information, visit emerson.edu/urban-arts/media-art-gallery.
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Matt Garrison, Rock After Excalibur, 1997, cocktail swords and rock,
16" x 36' x 23".
131 Southwest Circle,
Amherst, MA 01003, (413) 545-0680
Tuesday–Friday, 1:00–6:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00–5:00 p.m.
March 7–April 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
A Horse Walks Into A Bar, curated By D. Dominick Lombardi. A survey of artists who continue to push the boundaries of fine art toward humor and wit.
Brookline Arts Center
Call for Art: ART Off the Wall
Exhibition: April 17–May 16, 2020
Ticketed Event: Saturday, May 16, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Submission Deadline: March 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
The Brookline Arts Center is thrilled to present our sixth annual ART Off The Wall exhibition and fundraiser on May 16! This year, we are seeking donations from artists of all media residing in Massachusetts. During the event, individuals who have purchased a Collector's Ticket will have the opportunity to take home a piece from the collection. Proceeds from the event directly support the BAC's mission of bringing the community meaningful experiences in the arts. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to artists based on selections by the Gallery Committee. 1st place receives $300! Apply by March 20 on our website. Learn more.
Brookline Arts Center
Call for Art: Artist Residency
June 26–September 4, 2020
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Submission Fee: $25
The Brookline Arts Center is seeking proposals for a 10-week artist residency in our historic firehouse turned arts center in Brookline. One dynamic solo artist or small collaborative group will have the opportunity to experiment and grow their body of work with the support of the BAC. Artist(s) selected will design, create and exhibit an installation or series of work in our unique gallery space. The residency will provide five weeks of artistic development and culminate with a five-week public exhibition. All artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply. Apply by April 15 on our website. Learn more.
"Objects as Narrative"
Madolin Maxey, Who's on First, 2019, oil on canvas, 30'' x 30''.
Art Opening–Sunday, March 8, 2:00–4.00 p.m.
Providence Art Club, Dodge House Gallery, March 8–27, 2020
Still Lifes using objects from Maxey's studio in settings that lead to visual conversations with the viewer
11 Thomas Street, Providence RI 02903
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
CALL FOR ART
Arts in Bloom Juried Show
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
May 8–June 11, 2020
Juror: Marie Craig of Fountain Street Gallery named Best of Boston in 2019
The Theme: Blossom. Birth. Rebirth. Openness. New growth. New terrain. Seeing with fresh eyes. Old things new again. First times. Dawn. Life. (Work does not have to include flowers.)
Online Call Deadline: Saturday, April 11
More info: Hopkinton Center for the Arts
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Sailing to the Edge and (Re)Generation at Boston Sculptors Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts through March 29
Andy Zimmermann, Too Close wall installation sails, welded steel 8' x 13' x 1 1/2'.
Two solo exhibitions, Sailing to the Edge and (Re)Generation are on view at Boston Sculptors Gallery through March 29. Sailing to the Edge features the artwork of Andy Zimmermann, who uses translucent materials to filter light. He also enjoys utilizing recycled materials, which has led to old, weathered sails becoming his preferred materials. His installation is made up of 12 sections of sails and metal sculpture, creating a maze-like space that can be configured in new ways with every install. (Re)Generation showcases the artwork of Ellen Schön, whose ceramic totems are inspired by the human figure. "The idea of regeneration affirms our connection to the past, while discovering what we carry forward," Schön explains. The concept of the series was originally sparked by her pregnant daughter, and has since evolved into the exploration of abstraction, feminism and fertility. The totems are signs of the future, but what they mean to say about it is only for the next generation to know. Both Sailing to the Edge and (Re)Generation use unique forms to convey their abstract ideas to the viewer, encouraging them to explore the artworks and materials just as the artists have. There will be a reception for both exhibitions on Friday, March 6, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Boston Sculptors Gallery is located at 486 Harrison Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, and is open Wednesday–Sunday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit bostonsculptors.com.
Where The Worlds Meet and The Outlanders at Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts through March 29 and April 1 through April 26
Mia Cross, Paint Me to Match My Grandma's Drapes, oil and acrylic on canvas, 53" x 72".
Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery is showing Where The Worlds Meet through March 29, and will be showing The Outlanders from April 1 through April 26. Where The Worlds Meet is a collaboration between artists Mia Cross and Daniel Zeese, who have been friends since 2015 and work together often. Their new bodies of work were created during their residencies at Vermont Studio Center, each making a unique world for their art to live in. The artists have even constructed new pieces in response to each other's artworks. Where The Worlds Meet is an intersection between their worlds, showing the viewer places both known and unfamiliar. The Outlanders will showcase paintings by Alexandra Rozenman and sculptures by Nora Valdez. Their pieces in this exhibition are inspired by their travels around the world and the broader search for belonging and home. Rozenman draws on her experience as a Russian immigrant to create her paintings, and Valdez is an Argentinian sculptor cataloging the journey of the immigrant. Both Where The Worlds Meet and The Outlanders ask where we fit in the various worlds around us, and how to reconcile with the unknown and unfamiliar. There will be a reception for Where The Worlds Meet on Friday, March 6, 5:00–8:00 p.m. Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery is located at 460C Harrison Avenue #2 in Boston, Massachusetts, and is open Wednesday–Saturday 12:00–6:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit fsfaboston.com/exhibits.
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Corey Pickett, Revolver 14, 2018.
The VCFA Exhibition Series presents Either I Woke Up, or Come Back to This Earth, through March 27, featuring the work of alumnx A_Marcel, Melissa McClung, and Corey Pickett. These artists use playfulness and humor to challenge histories of political violence and the anesthetic of nostalgia.
College Hall Gallery
36 College Street
At Bromfield Gallery in March:
Barbara Burgess Maier
and Caroline Rufo
Caroline Rufo, Intervisible, installation (detail), hand-dyed cotton batting, watercolor paper, thread, string,16' x 16' x 10'.
Barbara Burgess Maier, details from exhibition works.
From March 4–March 29, Bromfield Gallery presents "On Edge" by Barbara Burgess Maier, paintings, drawings and prints that confront the edge of wanting to know; and "Intervisible: Red Lining and Blind Stitching in the Fabric of Greater Boston" by Caroline Rufo, an installation of hand-dyed fabric and laser-cut paper walls. The opening reception is Friday, March 6, from 6:00–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wednesday–Sunday, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Erica Licea-Kane, Up, Over and Around, 2019, acrylic medium, acrylic pigment, wood burning, 18" x 24" x 1 1/2".
Mira Cantor, Under Siege (detail), 2019, watercolor, 8" x 10".
Erica Licea-Kane: Half Spaces (Main Gallery)
Susan Alport: Close Relations (Center Gallery)
Mira Cantor: Under Siege (Project Space)
March 4–March 29, 2020
Reception: Friday, March 6, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
450 Harrison Avenue, No. 43
Boston MA 02118
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12:00–5:00 p.m.
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