Salt of the Earth

Patricia Tinajero, The Place Where Miracles Happen, 2009, video still

Patricia Tinajero, The Place Where Miracles Happen, 2009, video still

June 5 – July 24, 2009

Montserrat College of Art Gallery presents New Art Collective 2009, a summer biennial featuring contemporary artists selected by a small group of Boston area curators. Each curator selects a contemporary artist with no restrictions except that they illuminate the theme “Salt of the Earth.”

The common English expression “salt of the earth” has shifted from its scriptural origins to refer to someone who is humble and lacking pretension. This exhibition will feature artwork that possesses a sense of intimacy, immediacy, and directness, playing off of and giving new relevance to the phrase.

Salt of the Earth reception on Friday, June 5

"Salt of the Earth" reception on June 5th

Camilo Alvarez-Samson Projects: Antoniadis and Stonez
Jose Luis Blondet-Mills Gallery: Nate McDermott
Leonie Bradbury-Montserrat Gallery: Zach Storm
Leslie Brown-PRC: Deb Todd Wheeler
Kristen Dodge-Judi Rotenberg Gallery: Lorna Williams
Shana Dumont-Montserrat Gallery: David Curcio
Cathy McLaurin-Essex Art Center: Patricia Tinajero

For additional information please visit  www.montserrat.edu/galleries/montserrat/