December 18, 2014
As 2014 winds down, we've taken some time to reflect on the things we've done and seen this year, and the things we want to do better and see more of next year. If you'd like to weigh in on things you've liked in the blasts, or exhibitions and artists you'd like to see covered, feel free to send thoughts, feedback and suggestions to us at: email@example.com. For now, we'll leave you with a blast full of captivation and alteration to close out the year. The three artists featured below hit all the right notes for a seasonal finale. Hats off to them, and you, and happy holidays to all!
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Cast & Layered at Hess Gallery
in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts now through January 28th
Orange Twist by Niho Kozuru, cast rubber.
inials and other unconventional, classic and often forgotten turned forms are the focus of the current solo exhibition at Pine Manor College
's Hess Gallery
. Born in Japan from a family of clay artists, Boston sculptor Niho Kozuru
is presently inspired by the traditional and industrial architectural forms that surround her in New England. Cast & Layered
is an exhibition of works in glass and rubber, tenor and form, light and shadow. Kozuru
's two and three-dimensional creations gather and reflect light as it plays around and within the surfaces of her iconic columnar forms. An entire wall of the exhibition depicts the artist's process, explaining the methods she uses in her studio. The remaining gallery walls are reserved for Kozuru
's new body of work on panels created especially for Hess Gallery
called, "Positive Vibration." Other selected works of Kozuru
can be found in the permanent collections of the Sheldon Museum of Art
, the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
, the Art Complex Museum
, the Danforth Museum of Art
and Fidelity Investments
. She has exhibited internationally, including work at the ICA/Boston
and the Fukuoka Art Museum
. Her new work can be found in Cast & Layered
pumps new life and vision into old forms in an approach that bends our understandings and conceptions of reality and form. The exhibition is on view now through Wednesday, January 28th
at Hess Gallery
. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
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Small Work Salon 2015: Word + Image
The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, invites Boston area artists to submit work for an exhibition juried by Maria Magdalena Campos - Pons, distinguished artist and long time Professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Submission deadline: February 15, 2015. Show dates: April 10 - May 15, 2015
Images of Grief and Healing
The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts invites artists to submit work for an exhibition that explores the ideas of loss, grief and ultimately healing. Art making has the ability to move people along their journey of grief and loss into a more balanced place of healing and hope. In the face of tragedy, the creative process can help recalibrate a mourner's life.
The exhibit will be curated by Deborah Putnoi, distinguished artist and long time educator, and Emily Newmann, an experienced therapist and artist at the Wellness Room in Newton.
Submission deadline: May 31st, 2015. Show dates: August 10 - September 11, 2015
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Enrich the Moment at Carney Gallery
in Weston, Massachusetts now through January 23rd
Crane by Christiane Corcelle, metal found object and rolled tea bags.
he idea behind Enrich the Moment
is not to disguise the everyday objects, but rather enhance them, transcending their simple materiality to become something completely new. Tea bags are the objects of focus in this solo exhibition by Christiane Corcelle
. Wrappers, labels, tabs, strings and both full and emptied bags are all parts of her work—sometimes fused together in a unified, cohesive manner and other times honed individually, spotlighting the unique structure of each. Small safety pins, rough wires, broken cups and small strings often accompany the tea bags in various forms, pushing the boundaries of reality and illusion simultaneously. In Crane
, featured above, a saved piece of rusted wire that hung horizontal on Corcelle
's wall for a long time is reoriented with crevices filled with rolled and tied tea bags, transforming a static wall ornament into a stately crane. Corcelle
redeems the beauty and history of damaged everyday objects according to strict principles of composition. All of the works in Enrich the Moment
feature tea bags transformed by altering, sewing, rolling, gluing, adding found objects to them or printing on them. These are the techniques that turn Corcelle
's combinations of found and handmade objects into extraordinary mixtures of printmaking, sculpture and installation. Born in France, Corcelle
's career began as a landscape designer in Paris. Upon moving to the United States, she pursued her passion for fine arts by studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
in Boston. Her prints are in private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts
, the Boston Public Library
, the Art Complex Museum
, the Vietnam Fine Arts Association in Hanoi
and the China Academy of Art
in Hangzhou, China. Her work in Enrich the Moment
is on view now through Friday, January 23rd
in Carney Gallery
at Regis College
Creative Places at Sharon Arts Center
in Peterborough, New Hampshire now through December 24th
Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona by Robert Sargent Fay.
espite his prolific career, photographer Dr. Robert Sargent Fay
rarely made his photography available for sale. Now in his absence, Dr. Fay
's estate has organized a small collection of his Creative Places
series, photography of nature, spirituality and artists at work focusing on the places that provide creative inspiration. The artist drew his own inspiration for the series from the Monadnock region where he developed close relationships with the MacDowell Colony
and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music
, two organizations that provide secluded natural locations for artists to focus on their art. It was exactly this kind of solitude and retreat that inspired the artist to follow in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau. Fay
's photographs during this immersion into nature often involved the surrounding environment as much as the artists themselves. Relying on all of his knowledge and sense of Thoreau in order to determine his own perception of the natural world, Fay
set out to find spiritual meaning in the physical world, a lens through which all of his works can be viewed. Aside from the current exhibition, this artist's work is in the permanent collection of the Currier Museum of Art
, and was exhibited at the Fitchburg Art Museum
and the Brattleboro Museum of Art
, among others. He was a consulting photographer on the PBS
documentary of the life of Mark Twain, directed by Ken Burns
and produced by Florentine Films
. Other photographic projects have related to history and the arts, including subjects such as Emily Dickinson, the Lewis and Clark Exhibition and the life and writings of Henry David Thoreau. Come celebrate Dr. Robert Sargent Fay
's legacy through the visions his photographs offer in Creative Places
, showing now through Wednesday, December 24th
at Sharon Arts Center
. The collection will be on display in the Members Gallery and available for purchase.
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Image: Photo by Sergey Maximishin, Krasnokamensk, Russia, March 2006
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