Gallery Update: Barbara Moody’s “Earth Bound” & Summer Pop-ups

June 1, 2015

Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery Presents
Barbara Moody: Earth Bound
On View: May 27 – June 19, 2015

Opening Reception: Monday, June 15, 4-6pm
*Artist Gallery Talk begins at 4:30p m

Montserrat College of Art is pleased to present, Earth Bound a solo exhibition featuring Montserrat Professor Barbara Moody in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery. The exhibition features three of Moody’s recent large-scale drawings that depict the wildness of the natural landscape. Through exuberant mark-making and bold application of materials such as charcoal and paint, the artist creates a striking visual tension of simplicity and complexity.Barbara Moody,Tremor, 2014, charcoal and mixed media on paper

Barbara Moody has had six solo exhibitions at Kingston Gallery in Boston over the past ten years. She recently completed two large-scale mural projects for a corporation in Fall River, MA, and completed a 27-foot wall drawing for Seven: A Performative Drawing Project at Montserrat in 2012. Her work has been included in exhibitions in California, New York, Minnesota, and Chicago, as well as the DeCordova Museum, Mills Gallery, and Albright Gallery in Massachusetts. Moody earned M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from Harvard University, as well as a BFA from Syracuse University. She is a Professor at Montserrat College of Art, where she also served as Dean for nine years.


Montserrat Gallery Presents
Summer Pop-ups
June 1 – 26, 2015

Summer Pop-Ups is a series of short term exhibitions and experiences, a format that has gained in popularity in recent years. Designed to bring people together in an energetic atmosphere, each week features a new theme, a range of related events and a closing reception.

Pop-up 1: June 1 – 5, 2015
Reliquary: An Exhibition of Performance and Its Remains
Curated by Kirk Snow, Reliquary will feature four well-established performance artists: Garett Yahn, Joanna Tam, Michelle Lacombe and Tony Schwensen. Reliquary is an exhibition about time and change, and the ways in which our actions leave traces that weave together the present and past.

June 1st, 3-7pm: Garett Yahn
June 2nd, 5-7pm: Joanna Tam
June 3rd, 6-7pm: Michelle Lacombe
June 4th, 12-8pm: Tony Schwensen
Closing Reception: Thursday, June 4, 7-9pm

Pop-up 2: June 8 – 12, 2015
No Shake, Not Here
Closing Reception: Thursday, June 11, 7 – 9 pm

For the second installment of the summer Pop-Up series in the Montserrat Gallery, Curator and local arts writer Robert Moeller brings together a multitude of work from today’s Contemporary Boston Artists. The work is varied and compelling; Moeller brings together a wide range of artists practicing in painting, drawing, sculpture, performance and more. Viewers are offered a taste of the burgeoning contemporary art scene in Boston.

Pop-up 3: June 15 – 19, 2015
Xubdued Light
Closing Reception and Performance: Thursday June 18, 7 – 9 pm

Curated by Montserrat Faculty Ethan Berry, the third Pop Up installment with focus on historic and contemporary Cinema. The gallery will be transformed into a movie theater and screenings will be held throughout the week (schedule TBD). Berry teaches film and photography at Montserrat College of Art and recently returned from a sabbatical where he worked on several films and founded a film collective in Boston.

Pop-up 4: June 22 – 26, 2015
Field Days: featuring New Craft Artists in Action (NCAA)
Closing Reception: Thursday, June 25, 4 – 6 pm

Curated by Montserrat Galleries Assistant Curator Pam Campanaro this pop-up focuses on the intersection between contemporary art and sports. New Craft Artists in Action (NCAA) is a craftivist project that addresses public space, diversity, collaboration, feminism, and interdisciplinary learning.
For the Pop-up, NCAA will turn the gallery interior into an track and field facility; equipped with faux blacktop and astroturf. Participating NCAA Members: Maria Molteni, Team Captain (Boston, MA), Andrea Sherrill Evans, Knitting Guru and Instructor (Boston, MA) and Taylor McVay, Crochet Historian and Instructor (Boston, MA).


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