Heidi Whitman & Dan Mills Opening Reception September 10

September 1, 2015

Montserrat Gallery

Heidi Whitman: Lost Cities
Wednesday, August 26 – Saturday, September 26, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10, 5-7:30p
Artist Talk: Wednesday, September 16, 11:30a
(23 Essex Street, Room 201)

Montserrat College of Art is pleased to announce, Lost Cities, a solo exhibition of mixed media constructions and drawings by Heidi Whitman. The exhibition focuses on Whitman’s exploration of mapping metaphorical states of mind, as well as implied physical places and events. Lost Cities brings together recent paper constructions with more than fifty mental map drawings. Whitman’s newest installation “Small World” (2015) references the increasing hyper-connectivity, urbanization, and migration in the contemporary world.

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Heidi Whitman, Lost City of G, 2015, ink, gouache, acrylic, paper, and cast shadows, 19″ x 25.5″ x 2″

Heidi Whitman has exhibited internationally, most recently in The Art of Mapping at Tag Fine Arts in London. She has had two solo shows at the Christopher Henry Gallery in New York. Her other recent exhibitions include the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Scope Miami, the Boston Center for the Arts, Whitespace (Atlanta), Pierogi Gallery (Brooklyn), Wheaton College, the Boston Drawing Project, Clark University, The McMullen Museum of Art, the Southeastern Louisiana Contemporary Art Gallery, and Harvard College. Whitman’s work was featured in Katharine Harmon’s book The Map as Art, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009. In 2007 Whitman completed a commission for the City of Cambridge, MA (Jill Brown-Rhone Park). Whitman is a recipient of the Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Scholarship awarded by the Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is presently a faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Please visit the new and updated website: www.heidiwhitman.com.

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Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
Dan Mills: Interferences
Monday, August 24 – Saturday, September 19, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10, 5-7:30pm

Dan Mills creates work about visualizing information on subjects he’s been thinking about. This exhibition is of paintings on maps, a primary focus of mine in recent years. Some works visually tally and present the overwhelming number of current wars and conflicts in the world. For Interferences, Mills will explore this idea on a large scale by painting a mural in the Gallery with student assistance.

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Dan Mills, Fictio II, 2013, acrylic on printed map on paper

Since 2009, Mills has had solo shows at George Billis Gallery in New York, the Chicago Cultural Center, Sherry Frumkin Gallery in Santa Monica, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, Union College in Schenectady, NY, and Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum in China. Group exhibitions include Dissident Futures at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Remix: Selections from the International College Center (traveling nationally), and Party Headquarters: Voting is Just the Beginning at Pratt Manhattan Gallery. Collections include the British Library, John D. & Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, JPMorgan Chase, New York, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and UCLA. In 2009, Perceval Press published Dan Mills, The US Future States Atlas. He is represented by George Billis Gallery in New York and Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago.Mills presently is the Director of the Bates College Museum of Art and Lecturer in the Humanities.
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