Gallery Update: Fall 2013 Exhibitions

August 27, 2013

Alex Lukas, Untitled, 2013

Wish You Where There?
Reception: Thursday, August 28, 5 – 8 pm
On view in Montserrat Gallery: Aug. 24 – Dec. 14
Featuring Mary Anne Davis, Gregory Euclide, Merritt Kirkpatrick, Alex Lukas, Abigail Newbold and Amy Wilson

Montserrat College of Art is proud to present the exhibition Wish You Were There? curated by Gallery Director and Curator Leonie Bradbury. The exhibition showcases a reimagination of the notion of utopia through the vision of contemporary artists. Underneath the desire to create an ideal world is the realization that we as individuals can nurture new ideas that both critique our current state and imagine a different place.

Since the early writings of Plato, ‘utopia’ has been commonly recognized as a concept that presents the ideal. A place void of the current social struggles and so perfect that it seems only possible through a dream. Simultaneously, the ‘dystopic,’ presents adverse representations of this alternate reality. Curator Bradbury proposes that within each utopic vision the dystopic is already present.


Also on exhibition:

Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
August 7 – September 7, 2013

Just Happy To Be Here: New Artwork by Pat Falco
Featuring a large scale, site-specific installation with drawings, photographs, signage and more…

Bahar Yurukoglu, Iceland, c-print, 2012

301 Gallery
August 24 – September 22, 2013

Melting North: Bahar Yurukoglu
Reception: Wednesday, September 18, 6 – 8pm

Montserrat College of Art is pleased to welcome Boston area artist Bahar Yurukoglu to the 301 Gallery in her first solo exhibition, Melting North. The artist describes her work as a merging of light, color and space. The exhibition investigates how light interacts with the natural and manmade landscape through the combination of photography, sculpture and moving image.

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