Creative Capital: Building Collaborative Art Spaces
Saturday, September 22, 3:00pm
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, A Few Conversations Between Women, and Boston University Alumni Weekend, this panel will feature alumnae of the College of Fine Arts who have started visual art galleries, collaborative projects, or arts practice studios that create opportunities, space, and dialog for women artists. Panel participants will represent both local and regional projects and discuss the importance of expanding one’s individual practice to one that is more collaborative in focus.
Angela Conant, Co-Founder, The Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn
Erika Hess, Co-Founder, Musa Collective, Boston
Nina Bellucci, Co-Founder, Musa Collective, Boston
Adrienne Elise Tarver, Director of HAS Gallery at Harlem School for the Arts in Harlem, New York and Residency Advisor for Brooklyn Art Space/ Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn.
Moderated by Lynne Cooney, Artistic Director Boston University Art Galleries
September 4–28, 2018
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm
A Few Conversations Between Women stimulates an inter-generational dialogue of women artists working across a myriad of mediums and at different stages of professional development. This group exhibition explores the artistic voices of the women visual arts faculty of the College of Fine Arts and underscores the importance of mentorship of and between women. Participating faculty members were asked to select the work of a former mentor or recent alumnae they have advised to be presented alongside their own. The exhibition highlights the conversations that arise through these channels of influence and examines the multiple artistic lineages of women artists affiliated with the College of Fine Arts.
To find this event on Facebook, click here. For a list of related events and programs, visit the BU Galleries website.
Gallery Hours: Tue.-Sun. 12-6pm
Image (from left to right): Nona Hershey, Shift (detail), 2017, graphite and gouche on paper, 40″x40″; Breehan James, Red Rock Lake (detail), 2017, oil on canvas, 50″x60″; Madeleine Bialke, Into the Fold (detail), 2018, oil on Canvas 22″ x 18″; Leeanne Maxey, The Choice (detail). 2018, egg tempera on panel, 9″ x 11.75″.
Winter Works @ Bromfield Gallery
December 2-20, 2015
450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Opening Reception: December 4, from 6-8:30pm
Dozens of New England artists, including Bromfield gallery artists, display a wide variety of artwork, including prints, paintings, collages and photographs. The three galleries are hung salon-style, with scores of original pieces.
Abstracted @ UFORGE Gallery
November 5-29, 2015
767 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Opening Reception: November 6, from 6-8:30pm.
To most, abstraction means a lack of representation, a vision of lines and shapes with no connection to reality. But the concept is in fact much more elastic, especially when used as a verb. Real-world subjects can become abstracted through various artistic techniques--cutting, flattening, deconstruction, merging, twisting, and obfuscation, to name a few.
For the past seven summers, I have had the opportunity to work with high school students during BU's Visual Arts Summer Institute. Each summer, I haul my art supplies to the 5th floor of 855 Commonwealth Avenue and set up a second home. The studio space I have used the past two summer faces east and has incredible views of downtown Boston.
When I was a student at BU, I remember being surprised at the amazing sunsets that I could watch from Comm. Ave. Living in a city can be disorienting and it's easy to feel disconnected from nature. I loved taking time each day to stop and enjoy the view.
The routine of going into the studio every day and seeing my work with fresh eyes is an exciting part of my process. I love being able to spread out my supplies and give myself time and space to find new connections between my ideas and materials.
Over the summer, worked on a few new bodies of work including Paper Quilts and Cycles. I am back in my apartment now and have been making some new Paper Quilts, working with friends to create new college pieces, and brainstorming some ideas for new projects. Stay tuned...
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@ Montserrat Gallery
June 1-29, 2019
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