November 20, 2020

Ngoc-Tran Vu: Made Elsewhere and Beatrice Modisett: Every Flower Touched at Montserrat College of Art

in Beverly, Massachusetts through December 13

Montserrat College of Art is showing Ngoc-Tran Vu: Made Elsewhere and Beatrice Modisett: Every Flower Touched at Frame 301 Gallery through December 13. Ngoc-Tran Vu: Made Elsewhere is a solo exhibit dedicated to the work of Ngoc-Tran Vu, a Vietnamese-American artist who works in photography, painting and sculpture. Her work draws upon her heritage as a refugee as well as her experiences as a community organizer, educator and healer. She explores themes of family, memory and rituals, and how these ideas interact with social justice and intersectionality. The centerpiece of her Made Elsewhere project, which explores migration and displacement, is a Statue of Liberty made of non-American recycled and found materials. Beatrice Modisett: Every Flower Touched features the work of Montserrat alumna Beatrice Modisett, who’s exhibited throughout New England and participated in residency programs across the world since receiving her BFA in Painting from Montserrat and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. She utilizes physical processes like working with charcoal to explore geology and erosion, along with the systems that humans create to navigate, control and contain the landscape around them. Both exhibits offer the viewer a unique perspective through which they can see the world with artwork that makes them think. Montserrat College of Art’s Frame 301 Gallery is located at 301 Cabot Street in Beverly, Massachusetts and is currently open 24/7 as a street-view gallery. For more information, visit montserrat.edu/galleries.

Beatrice Modisett, Every Flower Touched, 2020, handmade charcoal, commercial charcoal and wood ash on Fabriano, 80.5″ x 199″.