Now that it has hit the stands, I can finally share with you this exciting news: My work is featured on the cover of the Mar/Apr Scout Somerville magazine, with a full page write up inside!
The work on the cover is from my new series of wire drawings. I’ll have a small solo show of these in December at Kingston Gallery in Boston, and will include them in the Kingston Associates group show, Entangle, in July.
From Forge Bakery, Somerville: Join artist Rachel Mello and Forge Baking Company for a casual reception celebrating her show of cut silhoutte paintings. We’ll have tasty baked goods and coffee provided by Forge.
+ this informal reception is free and open to the public +
Mello’s work will be on display through the end of 2017.
Today I’ll be dropping off two brand new pieces at Kingston Gallery for the our group show that opens next week. These two pieces are drawings of houses I lived in when I was growing up in Baltimore. I created them by bending, snipping, and soldering copper wire and mounting it standing off from a white board to create a second drawing with the cast shadow. I hope you’ll come see these and the work of my amazing colleagues at the opening Reception for TEN Kingston Associates: heated.
From the more whimsical and playful side of my work, these “Space Cats” along with a few more, and sketches and drawings, will be on display and available for purchase this weekend at the Arisia Science Fiction and New Media convention in Boston, MA.
This weekend is the last chance to see my solo installation, That Space Between Flying and Falling. This show is the culmination of two years of steady work focused on creating an immersive environment. Cut city silhouettes are painted with expressive clouds in rich colors alternating with gray-scale skies. The shapes of the panels are all vignettes from Somerville streets, whereas the cloudscapes come from a more personal, internal landscape.
If you were at the opening reception, or made it down during the past month – Thank You! And if you’ve been meaning to come see it, I hope you will this weekend. There will be gallery sitters Friday and Saturday, and I personally will be there sitting the final shift on Sunday before taking it down that evening. Perhaps I’ll see you then?
Friday, Dec 16; Saturday, Dec 17; and Sunday, Dec 18 12pm – 4pm Laconia Gallery 433 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA
2016 is almost over. Whatever happens in 2017, you and yours could start each month enjoying a new sketch by a Somerville local artist. Tear off the perforated postcards to mail to a friend or frame, and get a friendly reminder that you’re helping to keep an artist in colored pencils, watercolor, and coffee.
**Bonus Offer!** FREE GIFT WRAPPING on orders placed by December 18th! (Request wrapping in the PayPal “Note to Seller” area, and specify “Christmas” or “non-Christmas” paper).
Orders placed by Sunday, Dec 18 will be shipped immediately. Orders received Dec. 20th or later, will be shipped after Dec. 25.