The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
An exhibition in collaboration with the Montserrat College of Art and the Rocky Neck Artist Colony, LANDFALL is a contemporary survey of affect and effect relating to the contentious environments we occupy. The artists, comprised of Montserrat faculty and staff, span a wide range of media, backgrounds, and interests.
Mary Bucci McCoy has developed a materially resonant non-objective language of painting, influenced by her training in ceramic sculpture, to situate her painting practice in the interconnectedness of humanity and the earth. She has exhibited at venues including Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX, which represents her; boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany; The Curator Gallery, Chelsea, NY; CG2 Gallery, Nashville, TN; Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA; the Artists Foundation, Boston, MA; and Salem State University, Salem, MA.
Allison Cekala’s work is largely rooted in landscape and investigates the ways in which humans move, shape, and transform their surroundings, integrating her interests ecology, geology, and deep time. Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Cary Center for Ecosystem Studies, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.
Francois DeCosterd is an international artist who creates videos, photo series, installations, and performances. Moving across multiple disciplines to produce large scale pieces such as multi-channel video installations, he uses various digital tools to build experiential works. He has shown works at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Geneva International Film Festival, CyFest in St Petersburg, among others.
Mea Duke is a multimedia artist whose work implicates our political and economic relationships with the global shipping industry and environmental impact of maritime operations. She grounds her interdisciplinary practice within the negotiation and navigation of unregulated spaces and the inherent need to harness natural powers.
Katherine Mitchell DiRico investigates relationships of power, authority, and networks. She has mounted solo exhibitions at 57delle in Boston, MA; and the Porcelynne Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Her work has been featured at international venues including the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and Stockwell Studios, London, England. National exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Grossman Gallery at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Massachusetts Campus Compact Conference on Civic Engagement.
Hugo Pellinen’s creative projects take images and ideas out of traditional contexts and ask audiences to make new meanings. His recent explorations include: The Type Liberation Project (letterpress projects from reclaimed type), The Essex Natural History and Typing Club (projects involving text and natural material), La Mora (stories from the heteroglossia of New Mexico). Hugo facilitates a workspace that creates opportunities for artists involved with The Velvet Pelican Projects, The Two Hugos Writers’ Group, and Olfactory Press to share, rhizomatically, inspirations and ideas.