Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Closing Reception & Book Signing
Thursday, September 1
We are pleased to announce SEVEN in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery. The exhibition features work by the twenty-one artists who participated in the performative drawing project of the same name. SEVEN returns to Montserrat celebrating the release of a comprehensive catalogue that continues to share the SEVEN experience with our audiences.
SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project began in 2012 as an experimental idea to activate Montserrat Gallery over the usually quiet summer. For each exhibition, seven New England artists were invited to “draw” directly onto one of the seven gallery walls during a series of weeklong residencies. Due to its success and transformative impact, the concept was repeated in 2013 and 2015 with different artists. Each iteration began with a white box and culminated in an incredibly rich collection of large-scale “mural” works that engaged and communicated with one another.
The Galleries will host an opening and closing reception, where copies of the exhibition catalogue will be on view and available for purchase. Designed and produced by Tryptic Press, the 100+ page book is a complete look back at each of the twenty-one projects activated in the gallery. Each mural is accompanied by an essay thoughtfully written by members of the Montserrat Gallery staff, past and present, in addition to regional curators and art writers. Each piece of writing insightfully commemorates the experience and site-specificity of the artist’s work.
Participating artists include: Autumn Ahn, Andy Bablo ’07, Allison Cole, Jim Falck, Samantha Fields, Percy Fortini-Wright, John C. Gonzalez, Raúl Gonzalez III, Alexa Guariglia, Mark Hoffmann, Eben A. Kling’09, Norman Laliberté, Adam Miller’00 , Christopher Mir, Barbara Moody, Kenji Nakayama, Zsuzsanna Szegedi, David Teng-Olsen, August Ventimiglia, Nadia Westcott, Dana Woulfe.