Posts Tagged ‘shows’

That Space Between Flying and Falling

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signs_400px Opening Friday, November 4, That Space Between Flying and Falling. Cut silhouettes hang from the ceiling and cast shadows to create an installation simultaneously evoking an emotional landscape and a tangible cityscape. Here are painted clouds and skies in rich hues, on free-hanging cut silhouettes of urban forms.

They’re paintings, but they present themselves in space without a frame. They’re sculptural objects casting shadows, but they’re flat. They’re conceived of and created together, in a way that an installation is not usually composed of paintings. You are invited to find your own way to experience That Space Between Flying and Falling.

Laconia Gallery
433 Harrison Avenue | Boston, MA 02118

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
5:30pm – 8pm

Artist’s Talk: Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
6:30pm – 7pm

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 4 – Dec. 18, 2016


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TEN Kingston Associates: Our Voices

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Ten Kingston RM_400px Our Voices, a group exhibition by Kingston Associate Members Jamie Bowman, Jane Lincoln, Nat Martin, Laurel McMechan, Rachel Mello, Laurie Miles, Wendy Seller, Rachel Sevanich, Rachel Thern, and Anne Sargent Walker.

Kingston Gallery
450 Harrison Ave | Boston, Massachusetts 02118

Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 5, 2016
5:30pm – 8pm

Exhibit Dates: August 3 – 28, 2016
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 12 – 5pm and by appointment

This is my first show as a Kingston Gallery Associate. I’m delighted and awed by the work in this group show and the inclusion of my own cut-silhouette paintings in such company. I’m so honored to be calling this group of artists my colleagues.

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Save the Date: That Space Between Flying and Falling

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Please take a moment to mark your calendars now: This Fall I’ll be opening my first solo show in the City of Boston, an installation of all new cut-silhouette paintings. That Space Between Flying and Falling, seeks to evoke a simultaneous engagement in urban and emotional landscapes.

Laconia Gallery
433 Harrison Avenue | Boston, MA 02118

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
5:30pm – 8pm

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 4 – Dec. 18, 2016

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Somerville Open Studios, Artists Choice, and the Volunteer Show

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(photo credit: Christina Tedesco)

(photo credit: Christina Tedesco)

It’s time for Somerville Open Studios again, and along with that, the several group shows which highlight the event.

I’ll be opening my studio at:
Mad Oyster Studios
2 Bradley St., Somerville
Saturday and Sunday, April 30th + May 1
12pm – 6pm
Visit for more details on the hundreds of participating artists and sites.

Additionally, you can find my work in the Inside Out Gallery exhibit windows in Davis Square, the Artists Choice Exhibit at the Somerville Museum, (opening reception, Sunday, Apr 17) , and in the SOS Volunteer Show at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, all through mid-May. See the SOS website for details.

Sketchbook Show 2016

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postcard front for sketchbook show The Sketchbook Show 2016
opens Friday, Jan 29th
the Nave Annex
Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Opening Reception: Friday, January 29, 2016; 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading with Gary Hawkins and Afaa M. Weaver: Saturday, January 30, 7pm

Exhibition Dates: January 28 – March 3, 2016

Ellien Laramee-Byers and I have co-curated a second sketchbook show, building on the successes of last year’s popular show. Once again, we have artists from around the country, as well as many from our own ‘hood here in Somerville. The show features sketchbooks, process drawings, and studies from artists, utilizing a broad range of materials and techniques.

Gary taping cat The work of poet and artist Gary Hawkins, who works with washi tape in his writing and sketch journals, inspired us to create a three-person collaborative wall drawing in the Nave Annex entry hallway. Gary was generous enough to join us from North Carolina and we had a blast further expanding our own notions of sketching.

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On a personal note, creating the wall drawing for the Sketchbook Show 2016 was a fulfillment of a long-standing wish of mine. Working with Ellien and Gary just made it even better. As always, I am deeply indebted to the Nave Gallery and Susan Berstler for making shows like this possible in Somerville.


Somerville Toy Camera Festival


Toy Camera Logo The third annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival is approaching, celebrating the particularly quirky and creative results that come from embracing the uncontrollable and the accidental in photography. The 2015 Festival features work by nearly 100 artists from 5 countries and 26 US states in three concurrent exhibits across Somerville, MA. Related programming throughout the month of September includes a street-shooting-with-toy-camera workshop, a darkroom day, the STCF Lo-Fi Lounge, and an artists’ panel.

Locations and Receptions:

Nave Annex (Davis Sq)
53 Chester Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Exhibit dates: September 10-27, 2015
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 6-8, Sat 2-8
opening reception: Thursday, Sept 10, 6-8 pm
This is location where my piece will be. I shot “Bike Lights” this summer in Jamaica Plain on 35mm Fuji-chrome using my P-Sharon paper pinhole camera.

Washington Street Gallery
321 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Exhibit dates: September 12-26, 2015
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12-4pm
opening reception: Saturday, Sept 12, 7-9pm

Nave Gallery (Powderhouse)
Exhibit dates: September 13-27, 2015
Gallery Hours: Sat-Sun 1-5pm
155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA 02144
opening reception: Sunday, Sept 13, 3-5pm

See the Toy Camera website for Additional Festival Events

If you’re a fan at all of off-beat photography, you’ll definitely want to check out all three locations.

Here Then Gone

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Here The Gone Here Then Gone
Inside-Out Gallery at CVS, 1 Davis Square, Somerville, MA
On view 24/7
August 4 – 31, 2015
Inside-Out is sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council

This Spring I purchased and built a paperboard kit pinhole camera and I have been exploring its capacity to create painterly and expressionistic photographs ever since. Two of my pieces are included in this exhibit juried by Gary Duehr.

“Here Then Gone” features photographs that comment on the temporality of existence and of the medium of photography itself. Images range from abstractions to street photographs, from vivid color to moody black and white.

Preview the exhibit and read more from artists Lois Fiore, Hilary Hughes, Judith Prager, Doug Richardson, Kat Rosaen, and myself at Duehr’s The Floating Gallery.

Call and Response at VSC

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Gary Hawkins at the Firmaments

Gary Hawkins at the Firmaments

Call and Response at Vermont Studio Center
As my residency at Vermont Studio Center draws to a close, we’re preparing for the final Open Studios of the month. Artists throughout the center are setting up work to share with the rest of the residents. Our particular cohort this March, perhaps influenced by the extreme cold huddling us for warmth, has created several collaborative projects.

Tonight a most wonderful thing happened. A group of 14 visual artists and writers, being supremely generous with their time and creativity, participated in a collaborative project I coordinated. I offered them each their choice of miniature cut-silhouettes, the ones I cut at Danger!Awesome to use as studies for my larger pieces. Asking them to use it in any way they wanted to make a new piece, and knowing what an outstanding group of people this is, I still could not have imagined how each person would put themselves into the project. If my work involves world-building, these artists showed me 14 new countries in this world. I’m blown away.

As my new friend Gary Hawkins said, “Better Art Together.”
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Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show

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Cambridge Art AssociationJoin me Friday, June 8,  5:30pm – 7:30pm at the reception for the Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show. My diptych from Ucross will makes its debut in a setting outside of the Mad Oyster Studio building this summer in the Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, 02138.

I’m honored to have my work in such excellent company in this recognized group show.  If you get a chance, go check out the show, see lots of great art, and see my piece “Knowing When” and “The Secret” exploring connections between inner landscapes and outer landscapes.

Through July 5, 2012.

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Multiple / Unique @ Washington Street Art Center

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Friday, June 10 6pm to 9pm.

At Mastwood Press Ira Cummings, Rachel Silber, and I work independently in a collective environment that allows for interchange of resources and ideas. This show at the Washington Street Art Center highlights our separate, related viewpoints and approaches to printmaking.  I’ll be showing my newest series, Tool World in which I am animating hand-tools as a playful way to continue my explorations of the  man-made and natural worlds.

Ira Cummings uses form and color to invoke order and structure, balanced with chaos. Drawing on a vocabulary of techniques from both modern and traditional printmaking, his works are formal without being austere. Rachel Silber combines images in drypoint or woodblock with unrepeatable imagery directly from the monotype plate to elaborate on one central image through a series of prints.

Multiple/Unique runs from June 4 to June 25, with gallery hours
Saturdays from 12noon to 4pm.

Cities and Shadows: Solo Show, Newton Free Library


March 2 through March 30
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 3rd, 7pm -8:30pm

A solo show of urban woodblock prints, print collages, and cut-silhouette paintings in the spacious, light and airy gallery of the Newton Free Library.

The opening reception will be a joint reception with the Newton Camera Club’s annual exhibition in the Main Hall of the Newton Library. Come see two show in one evening!

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Two Regional Group Shows, and a Solo Cafe Show


This Fall is turning out to be a busy season for my work. In addition to a private corporate show at New England Biolabs, I currently have two pieces in the Nave Gallery’s Our Town exhibit, featuring works of and about Somerville, MA. During the run of this show, don’t miss Wrap Around, Sat. and Sun., Nov. 13 and 14 a fund-raiser for the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

Opening November 18, look for my work included in Plenty at 13FOREST in Arlington, MA. Plenty is the annual small works holiday show, so it’s a great place to look for gifts.

From November 15 through the New Year, my work will be filling the walls of Club Passim in Harvard Square. If you’re going to hear a great concert, or just going for the tasty vegetarian food, you’ll have a chance to see a large selection of my work, filling the main hall. I’m working now on finishing some new work in time to hang it next week!

Two Arts Fairs this September

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This fall I’ll be participating in two large arts fairs, showing and selling my paintings and prints. Please come by and say Hello, and take a look at my newest pieces. I finished a new collage series this summer and am finishing up a new print series just in time for these shows!

The first is the ähts Boston Festival.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
September 10, 11, and 12
12noon to 6pm
(check the website for performance schedule).
It’s at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston, right next to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the North End, with a great view of the harbor. I participated in this show last year and it was a wonderful time, with music, dance, food, and lots of great artists.

The entire festival and all the performances are FREE, sponsored by the City of Boston.

Two weeks later, I’ll be showing for my first time at the DeCordova Family SculptureFest.

The show was juried by the DeCordova, and includes sculptors (natch’) and also jewelers, ceramicists, painters, print-makers and more. You can preview all the participating artists on the event website.

One day only, Sunday, September 19
10am to 5pm
Free for DeCordova members and Lincoln residents, or $15/adults, $12 youths, students, and seniors. Admission to the event includes admission to the sculpture park and museum.

I hope to see you this September!