Montserrat Gallery Update: Last Artist Talk and Contemporary Cocktail of the Fall Semester

November 15, 2013

Wed., Nov. 20, 11:30 am
Artist Talk: David H. Wells
23 Essex St., Room 201

Montserrat Galleries proudly presents Foreclosed Dreams an exhibition featuring photographer David H. Wells in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery. Wells’ photography captures the median period inside foreclosed homes; after their abandonment, yet before they’re gutted and put back on the market. Beginning the project in 2009 Wells has shot these foreclosed sites in thirteen different states. The artist says that the ultimate challenge for a photographer is the personal project. “Making a set of images which tell a story from your point of view, under your own direction” is a measure of accomplishment that Wells is excited to showcase in the Foreclosed Dreams series.

David Wells, Foreclosure, LaPlace, Louisiana, 2012, Photograph

David H. Wells received his Liberal Arts degree from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA. He has a concentration in the history of photography. Wells has been featured in solo exhibitions at Brown University, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University. Additionally, he has taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania and workshops at the International Center for Photography.

Foreclosed Dreams
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
Nov. 20 – Dec. 21, 2013

Fri., Nov. 22, 7 – 9 pm
Contemporary Cocktail: Defining the Dystopic
Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex St.

Join artist and Spirited Magazine founder Amanda Antunes, ceramic artist and scholar Mary Anne Davis and photographer David H. Wells, in a conversation on “Dystopia” to better understand how contemporary art practices approach this topic. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Wish You Where There? which closes Sat., Dec. 14, 2013.

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. Eat, Drink, Discuss!