Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Nave Gallery: Opening exhibit, "The BIG BAD"

(Somerville, MA) The Nave Gallery presents, "The BIG BAD," a group exhibition curated by Jenn Harrington featuring the work of sixteen local and regional artists. The exhibit runs from October 6–28, 2012, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 6 from 5–7 p.m.

The most wicked adversaries of our imagination return again and again—Buffy the Vampire Slayer's The Master, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Glory, The First; Dr. Who's the Daleks, the Cybermen, Bad Wolf; Harry Potter's He Who Must Not Be Named; and Battlestar Galactica's "all this has happened before, and all this will happen again." Never mind the classic agents of nightmares—the Devil, the Grim Reaper, the Undead, and untold more. And while our mayor may not ascend into an actual enormous snake, and our lovers do not usually turn to soulless vampires bent on destroying the world via demon-resurrection, and our best friend's eyes don't normally flick to black due to dark magic, there is some authenticity in those images.

In a land not so far away, where everything seems quite big and terribly bad, The Nave Gallery presents visions of The BIG BAD. Whether it be the repo man, banks, politicians, the ex, the evil step-parent, the monster in the closet, the tick-tock of a bad heart—The BIG BAD explores the true representations of the foes that wreck our homes, our health, our families, our childhoods. The bump in the dark of night, the shadow lurking in the corner of your eye, those things that haunt us even if we've buried it four times over, The BIG BAD aspires to show that the real-world adversaries threatening our ruin are close companions to the phantoms locked in our imaginations.

"The BIG BAD" at The Nave Gallery
October 6–28, 2012

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5–7 p.m.
Performances by Chadley Kolb (of Coyote Kolb) and Man Alive!
Monster cookies will be served! See our call for cookies on our facebook event page.
Robin Arnold, Sarah Bilotta, Robin Mae Gawron, Anastasia Cazabon, Reid Elem, Joe Keinberger, Scott Lapham, Claudia Mastrobuono, Matthew Maybruck, Martha McCollough, Alexandra Photopoulos, William Schaff, Geoff Stein, Nick Ward, Brendan Vogt, Roscoe Wilson
A special soundtrack to the exhibit with music by 
the ’Mericans, Caroline Hecht, Coyote Kolb, The Fagettes, Fat Creeps, Grade A Gray Days, Man Alive!, Marc Pinansky, Milo Jones, The Operators, Sodafrog

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