Gallery News: “I Will Go On…” & “Free Air 4 You” Public Receptions

The opening reception for Remi Thornton’s “Free Air 4 You,” on view in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery and the group show “I Will Go On…” in the Montserrat Gallery took place Thursday, January 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Montserrat Galleries, 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA.

“I Will Go On…” exhibits artists whose practices parallel the characteristics of a marathoner: endurance, repetition, and focus. Each artist on view employs repetitive, laborious acts such as: drilling tiny holes into wood until it breaks, painting with a needlepoint, compulsively collecting, or meticulously hand-cutting paper to demonstrate precise focus.

From 1 pm onward, Aaron Meyers performed the infinite performance, “It Must Be Nearly Finished” in Montserrat Gallery.

Using only atmospheric street lighting, Remi Thornton has developed a style that has been described as capable of capturing, “that emotion that has been chased by writers, poets, film makers, artists forever.” Titled after one of the prints in this exhibition, “Free Air 4 You” will feature recent works, as well as, two debut images from his latest body of work, “Ranch Camp”.

Photos by Mel Powsner ’17