Thank you to everyone who came out to see my work this summer! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to show some of my large-scale paintings in the Space, Object & Artifact show at the Nave Gallery in August. I haven't shown my large work since undergrad and it was exciting to see some of my interior spaces hanging up on the gallery's walls.
One of my favorite parts of this experience was installing my work with Kate and Caroyln. We began the proposal process knowing that our work shared common themes of home and place. As we installed our work, it was exciting to see the connections between our work strengthen as we found more subtle connections.
We installed Caroyln's photographs of fabric swatches near my painting It's different now I think, I wasn't older yet, and it was interesting to see how the swatches of furniture and wallpaper interacted with the wooden floor, woven rug, and phthalo green walls of my bedroom painting. When I installed some of my New Scraps, I looked to Kate's installation of Sprawl for inspiration. She thought carefully about how where to hang each house so that the colors and sizes of each piece created a balanced composition. The gallery space, with it's wooden trim and wall of windows, created a comfortable homey feel--the perfect backdrop for our work.
Thanks to the Nave Gallery for choosing our proposal and supporting our work.
The Chain Letter show was packed! I overheard one of the curators saying that there were about 1,200 artists involved! The walls of Samson Projects were completely covered with work. There were no wall labels, so it felt like a scavenger hunt trying to find my work and the work of my friends. Luckily I'm persistent. :)
This is a series of images that shows the progression of Late Night Kitchen, an oil painting I am currently working on. The painting is based on a series of images I took from the kitchen of the apartment I lived in last year.
Although I recently had to move out of my summer studio, a friend of mine was gracious enough to let me store this painting at his place. Hopefully I'll get a chance to work on this a few more times before the end of the year...
This is the beginning of a painting that I started last summer. I'll be working on this over the next few weeks... I'm really excited about the shiny surfaces of the large industrial-sized metal fridges.
4 x 6 @ Gallery263
November 27-December 23, 2009
263 Pearl Street • Cambridge, MA 02139
Opening Reception: December 5 | 4-6pm
I was invited to participate in a group show at Gallery 263 in Cambridge. I initially found out about the gallery on my way to teach an elective art class at the Martin Luther King School. I rode my bike past the gallery twice a week, and one day I saw someone inside! I decided to stop in and say hello. Over the past few years, I and have been humbled by the inclusiveness of the directors and fellow artists that show work here. I feel very fortunate to be welcomed into this wonderful community space.
Each artist in the show has been given 4 feet by 6 feet of space to hang their work. Since the space is very tall, but not very wide, I'm using the gallery floor to plan and rearrange the layout of my paintings. I'm going to let this layout breath overnight and come back tomorrow to hang each piece on the wall.
The show will feature small works by local artists working in a variety of media, including: printmaking, photography, painting, illustration, and hand-made crafts. I hope to see you at the opening!
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April 1-July 8, 2019
12 Oakland Street,
April 28 | 2-4pm
Wed. & Thur. | 4-9pm
Fri. | 4-10pm
Sat. | 12-10pm
Sun. | 12-6pm
@ Montserrat Gallery
June 1-29, 2019
23 Essex Street,
June 15 | 3-5pm
Mon.-Fri. | 10am-5pm
Sat. | 12-5pm
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