2020 Members Prize Show @ University Place
Juried by: Jessica Rosico
February 11-April 30, 2020
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
Opening reception: Friday, February 13 from 6-8pm
Excerpt from the juror's statement: A juried show can reveal the tenor of what artists are finding most urgent right now, and the works are often reflective of a broader consciousness. For me, a satisfying exhibition often evokes an overall feeling rather than too much cohesiveness in visual approach. To that end, the submissions to this show did not disappoint. This exhibition is filled with painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, fiber art, and a range of mixed media. Not surprisingly, there is darkness lurking under the surface of a number of these works—whether they are unsettled domestic scenes, physically and mentally dark and dense landscapes, strident text, or frenzied abstractions. We do find ourselves more uncertain than not when we think about our place in this world, and this anxiety is present in many of these works.
I also noticed a preoccupation with vision—how the viewer is intended to see and respond to a particular work, and how the subject itself is portrayed. We see figures blurred, covered, or cut off entirely, taken out of their original context and reinterpreted by the artist. The weight of tradition and history is also a thread that runs through this exhibition, with nods to aging landscapes and titles that recall how things might have been. The use of encaustic, alternative photographic processes, and even an emphasis on realism reminds us that we should never forget our own histories, even while creating an object that is very much in the present moment.
Images: We were children now we've grown, acrylic and oil on canvas, 2019
Blue 2019 @ Kathryn Schultz Gallery & University Place Gallery
Juried by: Sarah Montross, Senior Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
November 7-December 18, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, November 7 from 6-8pm
Storytelling in Textiles @ The Martin Group
Juried by: Marni Katz
October 2-25, 2019
One Design Center Place, Suite 515, Boston, MA
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 3 from 11am-3pm
The Martin Group and Cambridge Art Association proudly present Storytelling in Textiles, a fiber art exhibition juried by Marni Katz. Inspired by designers from the The Martin Group, who use fabric, drum and other textile-based traditions to translate client stories into beautiful, functional living spaces, this show celebrates artists currently living and working in New England who use textiles to tell a story.
The show will be open during Boston Design Center's fall market.
Tue.-Sat. | 10am-4:30pm
Sun. | 12-4pm
Image: details of Susan Siefer's Landscape
I'm thrilled to announce that two paintings from my Roominations series recently won awards: It's different now I think, I wasn't older yet won a Spotlight Award at the Cambridge Art Association's Mary Schein Fall Salon and We could never know what to want won a Best in Show and People's Choice Award at the Mosesian Center for the Arts's 2019 Member Show.
Mary Schein Fall Salon @ University Place Gallery
September 4-24, 2019
124 Mt. Auburn Streeet, Cambridge, MA
Opening reception: Friday, September 13 from 6-8pm
Mon.-Fri. | 9am-6pm
Sat. | 9am-1pm
Image: Fading by Rebecca Skinner
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