Weekly Wrap-Up for January 17, 2014

the great season x skies, water & death x bilocate x glare

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COLLISION20:bilocate

When: On view through February 23, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday January 17th, 2014 6:00-9:00PM

Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Boston Cyberarts Gallery presents COLLISION20:bilocate, organized and juried by COLLISIONcollective. COLLISION20:bilocate includes twenty nine artists from the US, Canada, Switzerland and Israel chosen from an international open call.

COLLISION20:bilocate explores the ability of art to create a conceptual and perceptual overlap, tenuously enabling the viewer and the work to exist in more than one place at the same time. Once considered a miracle, bilocation has become not only possible but commonplace through the pervasive use of recording and communications technology. The works in COLLISION20:bilocate employ diverse techniques to arrive at this effect, ranging from literal transposition to gently suggestive metaphor. COLLISION20:bilocate samples and amplifies the overlapping and diverse range of work produced by artists living under the influence of technology.”

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Wild and Woolly Curator’s Talk and Film Screening

When: Wednesday January 22, 7:00-9:00PM

Where: New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newton, Massachusetts 02460

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Curator Ryan Arthurs will discuss the work in the exhibit with Wild and Woolly artist Robin Myers. We will also screen the 1917 silent film Wild and Woolly starring Douglas Fairbanks which helped to inspire the exhibit. The film spoofs the Western genre and crystallizes the West’s fictional depiction in American culture.”

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Oppositional Realities

(Pro Wash, prior work of Sarah Pollman)

When: On view through February 28, 2014

Where: Emerson, Hurt & Spector Gallery, Tufte Performance and Production Center, 10 Boylston Place, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02116

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Showcases artwork from graduate student artists at Boston University (BU), Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)”

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Skies, Water and Death

When: On view through March 21st, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday January 23rd, 7:00-9:00PM

Where: Distillery Gallery, 516 E 2nd St, Boston, Massachusetts 02127

How: Official Website

What/Why: “”Skies, Water & Death” writes a new story on human boundaries. The show brings together existing and hidden worlds together with mortality, delicacy, flow and uncertainty: a collapsed environment without physical, social, emotional or tangible boundaries. “Skies, Water & Death” looks closer into the tension of physical and mental worlds created in this inviting collision through drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. “

List of participating artists here.

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Art on the Marquee Reception

When: Thursday January 23, 2014 6:00-8:00PM

Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: Featuring eight new digital artworks from local Massachusetts artists.

Frank Floyd, Amusement
Georgie Friedman, Contained Lightening
Michael Lewy, Attack of the Monster
Dennis Miller, Re-formation 

Dennis Miller, Multithreaded 
Sam Smiley, Clam Wrap: Shellfish Grant #5 
Jeff Warmouth, Crawl
Ellen Wetmore, The Pleasure of Vertigo “

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Artist Talk: Wilson Lawrence 

(Part Whole, Wilson Lawrence)

When: Thursday, January 23, 11:30a-12:30p(Talk)

Reception: Thursday, January 23, 5-8pm

Where: Montserrat College of Art, Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, 23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

How: Official Website 

What/Why:Montserrat College of Art presents Skin Deep featuring Rhode Island-based artist, Wilson Lawrence in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery through February 8, 2014. 

Lawrence’s three-dimensional pieces begin with the most familiar of flat surfaces, the gallery wall, which he draws onto, digs into, and builds out of with materials ranging from traditional fine art to industrial.”

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GUMBO

When: On view through February 16, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday January 17th, 2014

Where: Voltage Coffee & Art, 295 3rd Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

How: Official Website

What/Why: “New Paintings and Collaborations by Adam O’Day. Featuring collaborative artwork from:Kdonz, Sean Flood, Todd Robertson, Will Long, Josh Falk, Rob Vaughn Guess, Ian Sanity, Sean Walker, Scott Murry, Felipe Ortiz, Dave Tree, Mrnvr, Zoe Friend and Tom Keating”

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Wicked Winter

When: On view through March 12th, 2014

Opening Reception: Reception: Saturday January 18, noon-3:00PM

Where: Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

How: Official Website 

What/Why: Panopticon Gallery invites you to our Wicked Winter exhibition, on display from January 18 – March 12th, 2014. This exhibition will feature photographs by Kevin Van Aelst, Larry Pratt, Gustav Hoiland, Jeffrey Keough, Roger Farrington, and others to be announced.

On a side note, we will also have a small section of the gallery honoring The Beatles, as this February marks the 50th Anniversary of the Fab Four coming to America. There will be a few images in the show by Rowland Scherman who photographed the first Beatles concert, an iconic image of The Beatles by Harry Benson, and some of Roger Farrington’s photographs of John Lennon.”

Also on view..

Architectural Analysis

What/Why: “In the private room, feast your eyes on Architectural Analysis: Photographs by Elizabeth Ellenwood, Alena Kuzub, John Woolf, Gustav Hoiland and Andrea Greitzer. From the quiet views from inside museums, to the abstract. From the straight-forward majestic images of theaters to the multiple exposed views of Boston and beyond, each of the artists in this exhibition look at architecture from very different perspectives.”

Also ALSO on view..

Sean Sullivan

What/Why: “Our Emerging Artist | FEATURED is Sean Sullivan, a photographer who gives us a colorful and detailed glimpse of his fascination with classic cars.”

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Boston Does Boston 7 

 (Workers(study), prior work by AJ Liberto)

When: On view through March 1st, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday January 18. 2014 6:00-8:00PM

Where: Proof Gallery, 516 E. Second Street, South Boston, MA, 02127

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Proof Gallery is pleased to present Boston Does Boston 7, now in it’s seventh annual iteration. Julia Hechtman, one of Proof’s original co-founders, invited three Boston-based artists to exhibit their work. These artists each invited another artist, with whom they share interests, to exhibit work alongside. The resulting exhibition displays a wide range of styles and materials, highlighting the diversity of the Boston arts community.”

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MADE

(RISEN, Alexa Meade)

When: On view January 21st through March 29th, 2014

Reception: Thursday, January 23 5:00-8:00p

Where: Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Montserrat College of Art is proud to present MADE an exhibition curated by Gallery Director, Leonie Bradbury. While the title implies a bold “stamp” of fabrication, where the physical product is the achievement, MADE is a look beneath the surface. Each impeccably made work reveals themselves as what they first seem upon further inspection. Bradbury features mixed-media artists, Alexa Meade (Los Angeles, CA), Patrick Jacobs(Brooklyn, NY), Antoniadis & Stone (Boston, MA) and Kelli Connell(Chicago, IL). Bradbury adopts the Freudian concept of the “uncanny,” a term used to describe the instance where something is familiar, yet foreign at the same time. That feeling of teetering between two states, or re-examining the present, is precisely what this exhibition achieves through a multitude of themes such as: exterior and interior, illusion and truth, handmade and fabricated.”

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Self Portrait

When: Saturday January 18, 6:00-9:00PM

Where: Bathaus, 336 Centre Street Jamaica Plain

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “THE BATHAUS is proud to present “SELF PORTRAIT” starting at 6pm on January 18th, 2014. Artists were invited to respond or show past work that relates to the idea of the self portrait. “Self Portrait” is meant to be an open platform to perform/intersect with other artists at different stages in their careers.

Live Performances by:Kledia Spiro, Sam Glidden, Marissa Imartino

Video Work by:Jesse Darling, Justin Durso”

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Susan Metrican | Wavy Panes 

When: On view through March 7th, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 6-8 pm

Where: Boston University College of Fine Arts, Sherman Gallery, Boston, MA 02215

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Boston-based artist Susan Metrican will present a recent series of paintings that seek to bridge the gap between the surface of the eye and the surface of the object. More than simply exercises in optical effects, Metrican’s paintings use humor and play to explore qualities of painterly perception.”

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Green Dream Reception

When: January 18, 2014 6:00-8:00PM

Where: kijidome 59 Wareham Street, 1A, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “We’re sorry that we had to cancel our opening last week! Let us make it up to you on the 18th!

Green Dream
An ongoing collaborative project: January 4 – February 8
Opening reception: Saturday, January 18, 6-8 pm
Video Screening: Saturday, February 8, 6-8 pm”

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FreePort [No. 007] Celeste Boursier-Mougenot

When: On view January 18-April 13, 2014

Where: Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square (161 Essex St) Salem, Massachusetts 01970

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Céleste Boursier-Mougenot produces music in surprising and unexpected ways through large-scale acoustic environments. Boursier-Mougenot’s immersive sonic installation, from here to ear, introduces a flock of 70 brightly plumed Zebra Finches to a gallery-turned-aviary to live among iconic Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars. At turns ambient and melodic, a constantly changing soundscape emerges as the finches explore their environment, eating, nesting and perching on the amplified instruments. This boundary-breaking exhibition asks us to consider the way we perceive, create and interact with music while challenging traditional notions of artistic collaboration.” 

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Places and Stories: 1980’s to Present

(Walking Home)

When: On view through February 03, 2014

Where: The South Rotunda Gallery, Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “I am delighted to invite you to a selected retrospective of my work.  This show, with works from the mid 1980s to the present, has been curated by Sue Merritt, Art Consultant for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.” -Nan Hass Feldman

Note: In order to visit the exhibition you need a reservation. Please send an email to artprogram@massconvention.com with your desired date and approximate time.

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2nd Annual Juried Show

(Crown Deli, Janet Montecalvo)

When: On view through February 16, 2014

Where: Gold Gallery, 655 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website 

What/Why: “Each January Gold Gallery opens its doors in an effort to promote the arts in New England. For our 2nd Annual Juried Show we have selected 6 local artists, working in a variety of mediums, to display their work at Gold!”

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Drawn to Water

(Glare, Chris Faust)

When: On view through March 28, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday January 23rd, 2014,  5:00-7:30PM

Where: Atlantic Wharf Gallery, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

How: Official Website 

What/Why: ” A group show of works by Fort Point Arts Community members inspired by water. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, prints, video, and sculpture in which water plays a central role.

*****************Guest Juror: Elizabeth Devlin of FLUX.Boston****************

Hey, I think I know her…

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