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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