Gallery Update: Upcoming Public Artist Talks

February 3, 2014

Stop by Montserrat College of Art this February to hear from Urban Plein Air Painter Valeri Larko, colorful and quirky Illustrator JooHee Yoon and Masako Kamiya whose paintings Challenge Conventional Perception. All talks are located at our main Hardie Building’s Room 201 at 23 Essex Street, Beverly.

Artist Talk: Valeri Larko
Thu., Feb. 6, 11:30 am

Landscapes found on the outskirts of American cities are the settings Valeri Larko is most drawn to. Her paintings capture the urban fringe and uncover stories within the ruins of contemporary culture.

Valeri Larko, Diptych Ferris Stahl-Meyer, 2012, oil on linen

Artist Talk: JooHee Yoon
Thursday, February 12th, 11:30am

With clients such as the New York Times and Le Monde, internationally recognized illustrator JooHee Yoon mixes intricately detailed and quirky drawing with traditional printmaking techniques.

JooHee Yoon, Nobrow6, 2011


Masako Kamiya: Liminal
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
Reception: Tue., Feb. 25, 5 – 7 pm
Artist Talk: Thu., March 6, 11:30 am
On View: Feb. 14 – March 15, 2014

“In my painting, I engage in a dialogue with paint. My statement is composed of each dot I make with the brush. It requires me to work intimately on the surface, and yet I also move away from the surface in order to see how the layers of mark-making negate earlier marks and reveal a new form. This process is an interchange with the painting activity. In this way, I slowly arrive at my own truth, which is visual satisfaction.” –Masako Kamiya

Masako Kamiya, Drift, Gouache on panel, 2009


Contemporary Cocktail: Beyond the Impulse
Fri., Feb. 28, 7 – 9 pm
In Conversation with 3D Collaborative Antoniadis & Stone, Montserrat Alumna Bea Modisett and Gallery Director/Curator Leonie Bradbury.


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

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For more information on Montserrat Galleries Public Programs, please contact Savery Kelley at [email protected]