UNFURL: To spread or shake out from a furled state, as in a sail or flag.”
"My take on it is more a state of mind. As a very busy summer comes to an end, I am finally able to unwind, unfold, and set sail with these new paintings.The works in this show include dories, sailboats in various stages of furl, lighthouses and more. Some scenes will be recognizable. Most of these images are from my memories and my imagination.
Don’t we all want to sail away, hearts light, free from our cares. So unfurl!
Goldstrom's new paintings carry on the study of the human body. Artist manuals of the late 19th century are a jumping-off point for the new Anatomy Paintings.
These oils on linen are an exploration of the male figure, utilizing light, color and design, as well as the relationship between the painter and his models. Goldstrom's work is based in longstanding traditional representation modeled with the unerring eye that sees more than is on the canvas. His figures seem captured in a brief moment of thought before their next move. What will it be?
Courtney Charles, photographer, has created his "Ken Doll" series of photographs exploring questions of sexuality, realism, gender, race and social norms.
Charles’s motivation for this series was to create imagery of the toys men wish they’d had growing up. Had society provided the opportunity, these are the dolls that LGBT children and others would have idolized. The Ken series also explores sexual attraction and realism.
Robertson ever on the move with her art, has reimagined her layers of cut out maps as three dimensional see-through blocks. Her excised books will be back along with her intimate spheres of roadways that seem to be traveling planets spinning in their plexiglas cubes. Always a new take on her work, this artist manages to surprise.
Cotter has teamed up with Michael Tonello to bring art and function in a dance of painting and footwork. The ancient espadrille has met recycle using treasured Hermes scarves. Cotter has translated the idea into paintings that put the shoes on feet and away they go.
Maclelland has a new take on his ubiquitous bouy. New layers of ephemera, deepen the message of the bouy. All things washed up onto the beach are fair game and some things tossed aside in the rush of life add to the story of each work. Bouys protect us, anchor us and sometimes travel the seas to reach us, each looking for a home.
Casteñeda's first showing of his "Bears on a Rope" appeared as colors of the bear flag. This edition of 30 Bear on a Rope sculptures reference the known bears love of treats and sweets. Ice cream being high on the list for bears and for the rest of us. This season's sculptures are titled Mr. Pistachio, Mr. Mocha, Mr. Vanilla, Mr. Blueberry and Mr. Strawberry.
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY | JUNE 1 | 5-9PM
- On the occasion of the Twelfth International Encaustic Conference
- 42 invited artists working in the encaustic medium will exhibit their work.
- For a list of participating artists please see Participating Artists
JAM! | KIEL JOHNSON in Collaboration with Leslie Art + Design | OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER, 5-8 PM
This is the first stop on a travelling exhibition of a fantastical array of 60+ vehicles fabricated in cardboard, wood, ink and paper as well as a cardboard version of the Lunder Art Center, University Hall and the surrounding neighborhood of Porter Square in Boston at Lesley Art + Design.
Artist, Kiel Johnson, in collaboration with the faculty and students of Leslie Art + Design worked with illustrators, designers, animators, and film and photography students to document this colorful collaborative and to develop a stop-motion animation of the art car parade and its resulting traffic “JAM!”.
Keith MacLelland Curator
An exhibit of digitally manipulated photographic images by local artist Randy Turoff.
A "LITTLE SHOW"
Growing up on Cape Cod, Keith MacLelland’s work has been informed by the rich histories of lobster, commercial fishing, and aquaculture industries in New England.
His latest series explores how the much-prized beach trophies, humble buoys serve as territorial guardians. They battle the often-extreme elements of the open ocean: tumultuous waves, high winds, hurricanes, rain and snow. Buoys stand steadfast as trusted sentries marking and guiding lobstermen back to the bounty that is their livelihood.
MacLelland’s mixed media studio practice is eco-conscious and incorporates the colorful scraps of everyday. The buoys are constructed from discarded ephemera: cereal boxes, flooring remnants, leftover gift wrap, and found objects discovered during his frequent beachcombing. MacLelland’s palette is dominated by saturated colors that echo the brightly painted buoys that bob atop the ebb and flow of ocean waves.
A "LITTLE SHOW"
"Friendlier and less intense then my previous series of archetypical angels, they are still guardians and messengers. Quirky and compelling, these birds observe while remaining aloof and full of character," McCarron notes. Her miniature renditions in acrylic and beeswax tell a larger story.
A "LITTLE SHOW"
"As a kid every year my grandmother gave me a soap of a rope as a Christmas present," recalls Castañeda. Now he has created a limited edition of ten 'bear on a rope' sculptures representing the various bear species of the world. "Bears are incredible creatures," says Castañeda. " They are known for their burly build and impressive agility in the wild. They are masters of relaxation and lounging. They are solitary. And they may just have the world's cutest feet. They are one of the most lovable animals in the world. Who doesn't love a bear."
We have all had a bad dream now and then. As a child mommy would assure us that it was just a nightmare. A silly nightmare. But really? Was it? Well maybe and maybe not. May be it was real. Perhaps they were chasing you. Perhaps they know where you sleep and they will be back. This is the time they gallop across our fears leaving us awake in the dark.
These artists are putting their bad dreams, their nightmares on the walls for all to see. You might want to arrange for someone to walk you home after the show.
Participating artists: Jamie Casertano, Kathy Cotter, Eileen Counihan, Steve Desroches, Peter Donnelly, Michael Gredler, Robert Goldstrom, Charlie Horey, Jenny Humphreys, Deborah Kerr, Pasquale Natale, John O'Shea, Adam Peck, Marian Peck, Sian Robertson, Jen Rumpza and Christopher Sousa.