Gallery News for the Week of Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

November 30, 2015

Bowerbirds Senior Thesis Exhibition: Opening ReceptionWednesday, December 2, 2015, 5-8pm
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly
Bowerbirds, is a cross-discipline show, featuring the work of Haley Anderson, Emily Cyr, Vincent Frana, Ciaran Gaffney, Derrick Jamison, Phoebe Warner and Shae Vasile.

The show uses sculptures, installations and large scale work in order to explore various concepts in relation to patterns or process. Many of the artists’ work draws influence from alternate realities, found objects and abstraction.

On View: November 30 – December 4, 2015

Montserrat in Italia 2015
Through December 18, 2015
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery (Hardie Building),
23 Essex Street, Beverly

Montserrat in Italia 2015 is an exhibition highlighting student work created during Montserrat’s Viterbo, Italy Summer Intensive Program.
This year’s exhibition includes the work of more than twenty students from Montserrat, RISD, MICA and North Dakota State University. In addition to watercolor and oil paintings, photographs and drawings, several of the student’s sketchbooks are on view.

Dylan Blanchard: The Slow Heroics of the Soil Builder

Through December 11, 2015
Frame 301, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly

The Slow Heroics of the Soil Builder contemplates visual expression as a kind of experimental gardening. Dylan Blanchard illustrates the nature of art making as it relates to our connection with the Earth. His practice is rooted in a steady, chaotic, and observatory process (much like that of the garden) somewhere between farm, lawn, and field, between well-tended and wild. The installation inside the Frame 301 Gallery contains painterly observations as well as photographed relics, which relate to Blanchard’s constant exploration of our tumultuous relationship with our planet.
Frame 301 is an alternative display space located at 301 Cabot Street in Beverly, MA. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Through December 5, 2015
Montserrat Gallery (Hardie Building), 23 Essex Street, Beverly

WOOD, a group exhibition featuring Damien Hoar de Galvan (MA), Harry Roseman (NY), Damion Silver (MA), Sally Tittmann (CT), and Michael Zelehoski (NY). Curated by gallery director Leonie Bradbury, the exhibition hosts contemporary art works that actively engage with the history and discourse of both sculpture and painting. Each artist questions the boundaries of these mediums as their work exists somewhere between the two and in the process aid to redefine the limitations of these terms.