Gallery Update: Constructed Realities, Clarified Palettes and Beyond the Impulse Artist Talks

February 9, 2014

Wed., Feb. 19, 11:30 am

Artist Talk: Kelli Connell

Kelli Connell’s photographs feature the constructed realities of the intimacies within private relationships. Her work questions sexuality and the gender roles that shape the identity of the self within these relationships.

Her photographs are on view in the MADE exhibition in the Montserrat Gallery through March 29, 2014.

Kelli Connell, Rooftop, 2006, Photograph

Thu., Feb. 27, 11:30 am
Artist Talk: Richard Ryan

Richard Ryan’s still life and figurative works feature highly structured compositions and a clarified palette. The physical objects in Ryan’s work often appear to be suspended in time, implying a hidden narrative or subtext.

Richard Ryan, River II, 2000

*Please note all artist talks are held in Room 201, Hardie Building, 23 Essex St., 2nd flr.


Fri., Feb. 28, 7 – 9 pm
Contemporary Cocktail: Beyond The Impulse
with Antoniadis & Stone, Masako Kamiya, Bea Modisett and Leonie Bradbury

Eat, Drink, Discuss!
What dynamic forces insert themselves into the creative process? The artistic impulses of control, surrender, perfection and illusion are explored in conversation by visiting artists Antoniadis & Stone, Monserrat Faculty Masako Kamiya, Alumna Bea Modisett and Gallery Director/Curator Leonie Bradbury.

Currently in its 7th year, Contemporary Cocktail is an informal event series hosted in the Montserrat Gallery, that pairs recognized visiting artists, Montserrat Faculty and arts professionals in a casual, yet lively conversation. Delicious italian treats from Gloria’s will be provided.

*Location for this event is the Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex Street.

Montserrat College of Art Galleries |23 Essex St. | Beverly | MA

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