Gallery Round Up!
There are many wonderful contemporary art shows up in both zip codes of South Boston! Don’t miss them! All are free and open to the public.
Jenifer Mumford at Made in Fort Point
30 Channel Center
Runs March 1-31, 2013.
Jenifer Mumford ‘s show is entitled “Seasonal Gleanings.” and this body of “paintings that tell a story of the seasons, an interest which informs much of her landscape work.”
The Distillery Gallery
516 East Second Street, Boston 02127
March 7 – April 18, 2013
“The exhibition is the collaboration of the So & So Reading Series and Rope-a-Dope Press from 2007-2009 and brings together poets, publishers, printers, and artists from the Distillery in South Boston and across the US to collaborate in creating poetry broadsides and presenting contemporary poetry in a gallery setting. Participating artists’ solo work will hang alongside the broadsides and the collection will be displayed through the month.”
555 East Second Street Boston 02127
March 14th – April 20th, 2013
Solo show by Tory Fair
“Tory Fair’s new body of sculptures represents her ongoing interest in depicting those fleeting moments lost in thought or as experienced in a dream state, glimpses where the subconscious surfaces within the daily rigors of the mundane….her new body of work strives to capture common interactions we have with everyday objects — reading, gazing into a mirror, watching TV – and how such daily routines are rife with opportunities for unexpected moments of utter clarity and inspiration.”
In the Project Room
Hooper Turner: Typeforms
This an exhibition of recent works by New York-based artist Hooper Turner in the gallery’s Project Room. “Continuing his exploration of our relationship with advertising, Turner goes beyond his previous pursuit of referential painting by applying paint directly on images of heightened wants and desires we consumers are commonly subjected to. “
The Channel Center in Fort Point has three new art shows up and the Boston Convention Center has a year long photography exhibit that just opened in March.
Dorothea Van Camp and Jeffrey Heyne
at 35 Channel Center Street
January 15 – May 16, 2013
viewable by appointment
Heyne is showing a “series of work that is based on photos of late 19th century marble sculptures. The images are blurred into a hyper soft-focus, further affecting the improbably perfect face. Some of the works utilize multiple mirror images, generating emergent pattern readings. Other works are repeated in a cinematic way, similar to Eadweard Muybridge’s stop-motion studies of the late 19th century, yielding various psychological overtones.”
Van Camp “is showing work that is created out of a process that makes use of printmaking, drawing and painting to arrive at something on the edge of recognition — somehow familiar but unknowable. Drawings that originate in a vector driven computer program are screen printed onto panels before being freely worked and manipulated with more oil paint. There is a persistent reference to “body” in the work that delights in commingling with hard lines and technical processes, echoing our ever-increasing mingling of flesh with technology.”
Midway Studios/15 Channel Center
Midway Studios is celebrating International Women’s Month. Artist’s works spotlight women and capture their courage, voice, beauty, strength, grace and individuality. “Celebrating Women”
Celebrating Women is a group show featuring the work of Dawna Davis, Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano, Claudio Ravaschiere, Karen McFeaters, Sara Reilly, Kippy Goldfarb, Olga Scmuylovich, Sonja Holzwarth Maneri, Jen Mecca, and Liliana Folta.
Up til March 31st
Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street, Boston 02210
The Northwest Lobby, Level One
March 2013 to January 2014
Solo exhibit by Randi Freundlich who is a photographer and social worker for the Family Nurturing Center of Boston.
“Children of the World | Boston consists of photo portraits of children of immigrant families, all living in Boston. . To date, 40 different countries (and families) are part of the series, including Guatemala, Tibet, Israel, Ethiopia and Vietnam.”
more info about the artist and show: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/somerville/2013/03/somerville_artist_displays_exh.html
Kathleen Bitetti is a practicing visual artist, a curator/art administrator and a public policy and advocacy expert based in South Boston. www.kathleenbitetti.com
image: Jenifer Mumford