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Seven: A Performative Drawing Project

Montserrat Gallery

January 12, 2015 - March 28, 2015

Opening Reception: Every Friday 7-9pm
Mon. – Thurs. 10 am – 5 pm
Fri. 10 am – 1 pm

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Montserrat Galleries is thrilled to announce the third iteration of SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project from January 12 – March 28, 2015. Over the course of seven weeks, seven artists will be asked to ‘draw’ directed onto the seven gallery walls of Montserrat Gallery, highlighting the performative aspects of drawing and the individual nature of each artist’s process. The gallery will operate as an open studio, effectively putting the creative process on display. SEVEN challenges the traditional definition of ‘drawing’, inviting artists to mark make in a variety of disciplines and considering the final drawings residue of an artistic performance.

August Ventimiglia’s “Swell”, a mural of blue chalk-snap lines resembling a wave, will span an eighteen foot wall. Sign-painter Kenji Nakayama executes a meditative, highly-trained craft to investigate personal and social realities. Samantha Fields deconstructs and reconstructs found textiles on a loom, inspired by repetitive actions. Christopher Mir’s ‘automatic image collisions’ are paintings of contemporary mythologies influenced by song lyrics, jpegs and photographs. Montserrat Alumnus Adam Miller’s commitment to comics and illustration emerge from his dynamic sequential drawings. Montserrat Faculty Mark Hoffmann incorporates influence of southern folk art and americana with a humorous and personal style. Nadia Westcott creates graphic murals with an emphasis on the ways in which public and site-specific art can empower viewer communities.

January 12 – 16: August Ventimiglia
Opening Reception Friday, January 16, 7-9p

January 19 – 23: Kenji Nakayama
Opening Reception Friday, January 23, 7-9p

January 26 – 30: Samantha Fields
Opening Reception Friday, January 30, 7-9p

February 2 – 6: Christopher Mir
Opening Reception Friday, February 6, 7-9p

February 9 – 13: Adam Miller
Opening Reception Friday, February 13, 7-9p

February 16 – 20: Mark Hoffmann
Opening Reception Friday, February 20, 7-9p

February 23 – 27: Nadia Westcott
Opening Reception Thursday, February 26, 7-9p