February 27, 2014
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Un-Mapping The Air at Room 83 Spring
in Watertown, Massachusetts today through April 10th
Standard and Microwave by Carol McMahon, assemblage. Photo credit: Stewart Clements.
rts without exception, it's all about the conversation—that's the tagline for a new art venue opening in Watertown and we think they've got the right idea. Room 83 Spring
is a space for art and a studio for projects and events that promote experimentation and process, hosting a mix of creative disciplines, provocative installations and engaging discourse. Artists Cathleen Daley
and Ellen Wineberg
launched Room 83 Spring
, located at 83 Spring Street between Common and Main Streets and adjacent to the venerable Drive-By Projects Gallery
, as a project to foster and celebrate other artists. For years, the duo has been looking for the perfect spot to open an alternative, inclusive art space, and starting tonight, they get to do just that. The debut exhibition, Un-Mapping The Air
, features the paintings, assemblages, prints and video of Bob Oppenheim
, Carol McMahon
and Ted Ollier
. The featured artists work to undo the scaffolding and disrupt the foundation of all concepts familiar, shaking our every expectation and turning them inside out. Oppenheim
is Professor Emeritus at Simmons College
and former director of the Trustman Art Gallery
. He is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery
exhibits at Bromfield Gallery
, where her last two solo shows were Age of Un-Reason
and Home Front
also exhibits at Bromfield Gallery
, is Press Master at Harvard University
's Bow and Arrow Press
and teaches at Harvard Extension
and the New Hampshire Institute of Art
. Un-Mapping The Air
opens tonight, Thursday, February 27th
and will be on view through Thursday, April 10th
. A reception
will be held on Sunday, March 9th
. Room 83 Spring
is open every Thursday from 12-4pm, and by appointment. As for future shows and exhibitions, the venue will combine painters and sculptors with authors, artisans, poets and more. With art on the wall and off, Room 83 Spring
ensures that compelling conversations will ensue. Join their talks now by liking them on their Facebook page
Sponsored by: Bromfield Gallery, Wedeman Gallery, Springfield Museums, Massasoit Annual Arts Festival Call for Entries and Artscope's Light Up the Arts
"Satellite From the Afterlife" (detail), acrylic on canvas, 4'x5' , 2014.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Opening: Friday, March 7, 6-830 pm
David Kinsey: "In Loving Memory of My Mother, Kathy Wooden Kinsey"
Drawings incorporating mixed media, including fine point pen and acrylic paint, whose involved process records an epic trail, composed of "moments of time that occur in one's life."
Burgers by Drew Gundlach.
47 Myrtle Ave
Newton, MA 02464
Mon - Sat, 1-4pm
February 25 - March 14
A group exhibition featuring 25 visual artists illustrating choice correspondence.
March 1, 7 - 10pm
Musical presentation at 8pm by Lynn Fischer, Will McMillan and Jinny Sagorin with Doug Hammer on piano.
Public Talk: The Art of Deception
March 9th, 2 PM, Springfield Museums
Colette Loll, art fraud expert, curator of Intent to Deceive exhibit on view at the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Mark Forgy, heir to the estate of Elmyr de Hory, author of The Forger's Apprentice: Life with the World's Most Notorious Artist
Salvatore Del Deo: Faces & Figures at Cape Cod Museum of Art
in Dennis, Massachusetts now through March 9th
The Shuckers by Salvatore Del Deo,
oil on canvas, 48" x 72".
hen we hear Salvatore Del Deo
's name floating around the Cape, we typically associate it with masterful paintings of dunes and fish, boats moored at the town wharf, trap sheds and lighthouses. Cape Cod Museum of Art
, however, has chosen to spotlight another, yet lesser known of Del Deo
's talents. Faces & Figures 1969 - 2012
is an exhibition of Del Deo
's compelling portraits and figurative works selected by museum curator Michael A. Giaquinto
. In a style that echoes the teachings of Charles W. Hawthorne, Del Deo
builds his portraits by placing one carefully observed color spot next to another, slowly constructing a work of soulful perspective. It is this personal point of view that we've come to expect from his work: color planes and strong shadows that offer penetrating insights into his subjects' personalities. A highlight of Faces & Figures 1969 - 2012
is "The Shuckers," (featured above) a six-foot-wide painting done in homage to the Patricia Marie, a 50-foot fishing vessel that went down off Provincetown in 1976, taking with it the lives of Captain Billy King and all six members of his crew. Del Deo
began the painting in 1976, working on it intermittently until its completion in 2001. His models were all local fishermen, including King's son and grandson. Their faces reflect a haunting sense of loss as they read a newspaper account of the disaster. This painting is the perfect example of the powerful effect of Del Deo
's painting facilities, demonstrating how delicately he can balance and then manipulate the lines separating the abstract from reality. Faces & Figures 1969 - 2012
is on view now through Sunday, March 9th
at Cape Cod Museum of Art
. A gallery talk
given by Salvatore Del Deo
himself will take place this afternoon
, Thursday, February 27th
Striking Balance at UMass Lowell
in Lowell, Massachusetts now through March 21st
Film still from Balance Study, Heel Toe by
hen size and scale are tested and pushed to their limits, our sense of balance shifts. It is this very sensation that fuels the current invitational exhibition at UMass Lowell
's University Gallery
. In Striking Balance
, internationally exhibited Jacob Tonski
explores dynamic balance through video, life-size objects and kinetic metaphors. The room of the show looks a little something like this: a self-adjusting platform that makes everyone the same height; a teetering sofa that stands on just one leg; a giant top that spins about the space; disorienting videos that lighten both body and mind. These projects bridge the gap between tool and toy, exploring themes of power, youth, decay, danger, pleasure and equality. In "Balance Study, Heel Toe" (featured above), a man steps inside a plywood cube that begins to rotate with an ominous creaking sound. The cube rotates, driven by an unseen mechanism. Sometimes, the man navigates this moving space with grace, shifting his weight to accommodate centripetal forces, sometimes he is clumsy and stumbles. In "Different People, Same Dream" the viewpoint shifts from leaves and dirt to tree branches and sky, around and down as if the camera were attached to a swing. Time and gravity come together for Tonski
in a way that emphasizes and enhances the focus on things we are powerless to control in our lives. Tonski
holds an MFA from the Design Media Arts
department at UCLA
. He studied computer science at Brown University
and worked as a Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios
. Recently he has presented at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft
and The School for Poetic Computation
. Striking Balance
is on view now through Friday, March 21st
at UMass Lowell
. All University art gallery events are free, open to the public and handicapped accessible.
Massasoit Annual Arts Festival Call for Entries
Call for Artists
Open Juried Art Show
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography
Up to $2,200 in cash awards.
CD Entries Deadline: May 1, 2014
Hand-delivered Deadline: May 1-3, 2014
Entry Fee: $10/one entry, $24/for three
Seeking Fine Arts Crafters
Pottery, Glass, Jewelry, Decorative Arts, Clothing
No mass produced items, please
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Indoor or Outdoor Fee: $25 per table supplied or your own.
Event Date Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10am-5pm. Rain or Shine
Massasoit Community College
900 Randolph St., Canton, MA 02021
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