Gallery News: Week of November 16 – 20

November 16, 2015

Montserrat in Italia 2015:Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5-7pm
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery (Hardie Building), 23 Essex Street, Beverly.

Image:  Ashley Caswel, Study, 2015, ink on paper


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 will be on view, November 18 – December 18, 2015.
Senior Thesis Exhibition :Senior Thesis Exhibition : Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5-8pm
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly

Image: Lauren Shea, Installation view, 2015
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE, is a cross discipline show, featuring the work of GG Burney, Alexander Iverson, Marisa Rasum, Shelby Rivers, Samuel Roberts, and Rachel Wentworth.

The show features large scale work, collections and installations. Much of the work encourages looking closer at the world around us, whether this be in relation to patterns, materials and process.

Many of the artists’ work draws influence from memory, identity and experience.
Dylan Blanchard: The Slow Heroics of the Soil BuilderOngoing
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.

Dylan Blanchard, The Slow Heroics of the Soil Builder, 2015, mixed media
His work is currently on view in Frame 301, November 9 – December 11, 2015

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.
Montserrat Gallery (Hardie Building), 23 Essex Street, Beverly

Image: Mel Powsner, Installation view, 2015
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.

The show is currently on view in the Montserrat Gallery, October 5 – December 5, 2015.