On Thursday, October 18, I had the distinct pleasure of accompanying the extremely talented Rachel Meuler to the Wallace L. Anderson Gallery at Bridgewater State University for her artist talk at the opening reception of the four person show “Animal Magnetism”.

The show’s theme addresses artists who use animals, or animal components, as a major tool for creative expression. The unique and well crafted menagerie on display allows viewers to have an adventurous and playful dialogue through worlds of wonder and mystery.

Below are some images of the work I viewed at the show:

Andrian Arleo
Clay,Glaze, Gold Leaf
20 x 27 x 12″

Andrian Arleo
Crouching Crow Ba
Clay, Glaze, Encaustic
9 x 9 x 10″

John Pusateri
South Island Kokako
6 Color Lithograph
52 x 20″

Larassa Kabel
Any Minute Now – the Black
Colored Pencil
96 x 96″

Rachel Meuler
Natural Order
Gouache on Silk
144 x 45″

The Wallace L. Anderson Gallery was a beautiful space for the finely selected work showcased. The main doors of the University’s Art Department lead up a short staircase to the almost twelve foot wide entrance to the gallery. Upon entering I felt very welcomed and drawn to the work immediately. As you’ve seen from the images above the show was extremely well curated by Professor Leigh Craven, and installed to create a beautiful linear composition for viewing experience by Director of Collections and Exhibitions Jay Block. If this show is any indicator, the University will certainly meet its ambition to position itself as a cultural center between Boston and Providence.

Information about the show:
Animal Magnetism
October 9 – November 8, 2012
Wallace L. Anderson Gallery
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm (except holidays)
508 531 1359


The Rubber Jerusalem Experiment presents The Last Laugh
Saturday, Oct. 13th 6pm – 11pm
35 Meadow st. 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Come by and check out the incredible work of over 20 artists, including work from a number of our very own Be Nice Art Friends!
Let’s celebrate and laugh at the end of the world this Saturday!

Morgan Jesse Lappin : The Rubber Jerusalem Experiment

[Oct 26-28] Andrea DeFelice – Presentation of projects at Harvestworks

Join us Friday, Oct 26 at 6pm – Opening
Installation on view Saturday/Sunday Oct 27/28 from 3pm to 7:30pm
Admission: Free

Harvestworks –
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 BleekerA small coupling of works combining both obsolete and new technologies, then reassembled to represent obsolete fables, folklore, literature, philosophy, mythology, and music. As responses to such stories inspired by the observation of human behavior, symbolic animals, objects and mechanics are used to further illustrate their foibles and behavioral patterns, whether normal or not.