Category Archives: INSTALLATION

ANIMAL MAGNETISM

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
Lion-Awareness
Series
Clay,Glaze, Gold Leaf
20 x 27 x 12″
2011



Andrian Arleo
Crouching Crow Ba
Clay, Glaze, Encaustic
9 x 9 x 10″
2006





John Pusateri
South Island Kokako
6 Color Lithograph
52 x 20″
2012



Larassa Kabel
Any Minute Now – the Black
Colored Pencil
96 x 96″
2011







Rachel Meuler
Natural Order
Gouache on Silk
144 x 45″
2008

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 LAST LAUGH



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!
BYOB 🙂

THE LAST LAUGH
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
Location:

Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
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.

http://www.harvestworks.org/oct-26-28-andrea-defelice/

SEEING THROUGH THE MEGAPHONE OF CHILDREN LAUGHING : DUSTY BOYNTON & CHRISTOPHER REIGER AT DENISE BIBRO FINE ART

SUMMER SHOW at Denise Bibro Fine Art presents an array of interesting voices, but two of the strongest stood out to me as coming from Dusty Boynton and Christopher Reiger. Both have harnessed something whimsical and powerful from their earliest experiences of the world, and we are the lucky who get to glimpse into that private space.

Dusty Boynton nods to the moment of realizing the hand you are holding belongs to a stranger with hybrid characters that frolic and linger, flail and posture, tempering the fancy of childhood with the acumen assumed with time.


Dusty Boynton, Small Crowd, 2011/2012. Structured relief, 32 x 33 inches


Dusty Boynton, Rosemary’s Watch, 2011/2012. Structured relief, 50 x 19 inches


Dusty Boynton, Accumulated Loneliness, 2011. Oil and graphite on linen, 66 x 72 inches


Christopher Reiger reactivates that ingenious childhood ability to imagine reality as it unfolds before us with symbol-rich imagery, that is at once grounded in science and history while tethered to mythology and mysticism.


Christopher Reiger, Living, Moving, In The Space Between, 2009. Gouache, watercolor and marker on Arches paper, 15 x 14 7/8 inches


Christopher Reiger, Cost Benefit Analysis, 2008. Pen and sumi ink, gouache, watercolor and marker on Arches paper, 12 x 12 inches


Christopher Reiger, Everywhere Looks The Same #1, 2008. Watercolor, gouache, pen and sumi ink on Arches paper, 12 3/4 x 10 inches


CHRISTOPHER REIGER
Christopher Reiger – charitable sales model

DUSTY BOYNTON
Dusty Boynton at Denise Bibro Fine Arts

DENISE BIBRO FINE ARTS

SUMMER SHOW – July 10 through August 25, 2012 – at Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street 4W, NYC 10011

MATT WOODWARD : METICULOUS CHAOS

I recently had the opportunity to experience Matt Woodward’s massive, beautiful, harsh, and fragile drawings at the Chicago Cultural Center. The exhibition felt somber and powerful, like entering a gothic chapel or a convention for the deaf as the dust is settling from an unspeakable catastrophe. I had the sense of something larger in action, with the whisper of full accessibility only for the true believer or those of affirmed legitimacy. Yet, as one nears these works made with graphite, wood glue, putty, rain water, scorching sun, rasping wind, dust and detritus, the tangible experience commences. They are screamingly calm, violently still, requisitioning anyone who can access these emotional complexities to enter and engage.

Matt Woodward, Sullivan Imitation Installation View 1, 2012

Matt Woodward, Sullivan Imitation Panel III, 2012

Matt Woodward, Milwaukee Avenue Series, Panel 1 of 3, 2011

Matt Woodward, Western Avenue, 2011