Phyla at NK Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts now through June 22nd
Blast by Jodi Colella.
ast weekend, NK Gallery
opened its doors to teacher and mixed media sculptor Jodi Colella
and her solo exhibition, Phyla
uses found and manufactured materials to communicate processes of the biological world, reflecting her degree in Biology from BU
. Her artistic integrity, combined with her methodical and meditative work practice, stands as proof of her dedication to the discipline. When discussing her own process, Colella
said, "I create structures that act as metaphors for being human often taking on anthropomorphic gestures and emotions. I want to inspire questions about where an individual ends and the world begins." Copper wire and found fishing rope are assembled into intricate circuits resembling our nervous systems, steel wire and aluminum screen chambers are married into renditions of communal honeycombs, all by the hands of Jodi Colella
. She most definitely achieves the effect she aims for with her idiosyncrasies. "The repetitive handwork techniques mimic the incremental growth and accumulations that happen in nature. I want to engage - to create a physical attraction that beckons the viewer to "touch" and be "touched" by what they see." Phyla
will be on view in Boston at NK Gallery now through Friday, June 22nd
. It will be showing in Gallery II, running concurrently with Erica Licea-Kane
in Gallery I.
Sponsored by: Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund, Jo-Ann Boback, ART Night Bristol & Warren, North Bennet Street School and Gold Gallery
Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund
August 1st Deadline
Grants available for painting, sculpture, printmaking, or mixed
media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England, Columbia and
Northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Nonprofits wishing to show, commission, or
purchase work by mature artists in New England can apply. Applications must
be submitted online at
PAINTINGS BY JO-ANN BOBACK
According to Webster, a GESTURE is a form of
non-verbal communication in which bodily actions
communicate messages in place of speech.
I see my work as a means of dialogue.
This body of work dances between experience and imagination.
Thru many strokes and gestures I seek to
engage a conversation with the viewer.
June 1st thru June 18th
Opening Reception: SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND - 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
COLO COLO GALLERY
29 CENTRE STREET
NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS
508 - 642-6026
ART Night Bristol & Warren
A fun night out on Rhode Island's beautiful East Bay - ART Night on June 28th features 14 galleries and open studio tours of two featured artists.
Ride the free trolley between venues in Bristol & Warren, RI.
Distinctly Encaustic at Bowersock Gallery
in Provincetown, Massachusetts now through June 18th
Twighlight by Catherine Nash, encaustic & black denim paper.
he ancient art of beeswax painting a decidedly modern look." The four artists featured in this exhibition are skilled masters of the medium, each harnessing the characteristics of encaustics in a way that is unique to their individual concepts. Although very different, these artists are similar in the sense that they are always one step ahead of what the medium calls for--which is why their works are always so refreshingly modern. Distinctly Encaustic
features the wax works of Kim Bernard
, Alison Golder
, Catherine Nash
and William Thomson
is best known for her incorporation of movement into the wax. The fluidity and limitless borders of her works use a selective color palette and repetitive imagery to achieve this sense of shifting, moving and transcending. Golder
takes an even more abstract approach with her signature surfaces, compelling and complex all at the same time. Her formula lies in the simplicity of tracking, leaving a bubble of open-ended ambiguity that surrounds the objects in her pieces. Most of what Nash
brings to her works comes from her worldly experiences. With specialties in Japanese and Western hand papermaking, Nash
possesses a quality of authenticity that reiterates itself in her wax paintings. Thomson
is a veteran of four decades to the medium. He uses his knowledge and experience to evoke a certain power of emotion in his pieces. He accents this with warm, rich earth tones, helping to create the entire atmosphere of a piece regardless of subject or mood. Distinctly Encaustic
is showing at Bowersock Gallery
in Provincetown now through Monday, June 18th
. All four of these featured artists are talented in their own ways, bold in the best ways and fearless always. The showing of Distinctly Encaustic
coincides with the International Encaustics Conference
. More information about the conference can be found here.
Cycles of Renewal at Concord Art Association
in Concord, Massachusetts now through June 18th
Blaze by Brenda Cirioni.
ll of life's meaning can be found by walking through the woods," says collage painter Brenda Cirioni
, whose wisdom has accumulated through personal experience. When she was just sixteen years old, Cirioni
's family home burned to the ground, leaving the impressionable teen with senses of impermanence way beyond her years. "The fire and consequent loss of everything inside provided a great learning experience for me, to attach myself to things that last: earth, water, air, in other words, to nature, as well as to art and community," Cirioni
explains. She creates collage paintings on wood panels with acrylic paint, ink, bits of painted paper, fiberglass screen and debris. These differing materials create a story on the surface, in addition to the many stories and mysteries encumbered beneath the layers. Viewing Cirioni
's barn paintings leaves me with a tug of incertitude--how can I perceive something so tragic as beautiful and breathtaking? Some structures stand tall despite the lick of flames barking up their sides, while others are swallowed whole by the raging fire. Perhaps this is the exact emotion she is trying to convey. Cirioni
wants us to see both the destruction and the regeneration, a celebration of nature's insurmountable capabilities that will forever trump those of our own. Cycles of Renewal
is on view now through Monday, June 18th
at the Concord Art Association
. A reception
will be held this Saturday, June 9th
North Bennet Street School
Make a Windsor rocking chair, learn calligraphy or the fundamentals of
jewelry making. Summer workshops in bookbinding, jewelry, woodworking and
carpentry. Interested in turning your craft into a career? NBSS has eight
full-time professional programs and is currently accepting students for September.
Learn more at
Gold Gallery is pleased to announce Infinite Pull, the debut solo exhibition
by Chicago-based artist Louise LeBourgeois. In a collection of oil paintings
on panel, the artist investigates the horizon, a fictive space where the
limitations of our perception dissolve into infinity, inspiring the viewer
to contemplate both the limited and limitless.
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