Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MATCH - Artist Couples at LAP Gallery in Waltham

Artist Couples

Show Dates: February 8 - March 10
Gallery Hours: Wed - Fri 4-9 PM, Sat 2-8 PM or by appointment.

LAP Gallery
289 Moody Street, Waltham MA


Alex Straggas & Jillian Hurley
Chelsea Revelle & Robert Maloney
Corey Oberlander & Erica Aubin
Dan Lambert & Gretchen Neff
Emily McIntosh & Anthony Marvullo
Erin Utzig & Matt Hickey
Fish McGill & Sheryl Pace
Ian Deleon & Kara Stokowski
Katie Loesel & Luke Cady
Kristen Mills & Coady Brown
Lucas Spivey & Elizabeth Woodward
Maggie Cavallo & Anthony Palocci
Mallory Biggins & George Glass
Matthew Samolewicz & Lena Schmid
Molly Kennedy & Jon Watanabe
Scott Bakal & Kristina Carroll
Sarah Gay & Chris O’Neill
Sarah Malakoff & Andrew MK Warren

Beer provided by Narragansett

Parking in rear of building, and on street.

Accessible by:
Commuter Rail (Stops in Porter Sq & North Station)
70, 70A (Central Sq/Allston/Brighton)
170 (Back Bay, Dudley Sq)
505, 553, 554, 556, 558 (Downtown Boston)

Check MBTA trip planner: http://www.mbta.com/

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Lot F Gallery presents THREE

Lot F Gallery presents THREE

Works by

Sean Flood
Nick Ward
Josh Falk

New works from three Boston artists. Each with strong and distinct styles. A number of large substantial works will be available, as well as a range of other pieces.

Refreshments will be provided

For more information and pre-sale appointments email info@lotFgallery.com

Monday, January 30, 2012

Josh Mannis Opening Reception - Zeal For The Law

JOSH MANNIS observing something Olympic and something perfect in the work. where does the palette come from?
By Joey Frank
February, 2012

The Palette:

The colors of the Nadia drawings seem old. The yellow/gold and green and red and black seem institutional, a kind of 1970's European National palette.
The Nadia drawings were inspired by gymnast Nadia Comăneci and not the protagonist of Andre Breton's novel Nadja. The video of Nadia's 1976 Olympic feat of perfection on the uneven bars, preserved on YouTube, explains ink tipped mark making. The friction of her uniform moving through space.
The movement of her deft pre-sexual athleticism, the colors of ink are similar to the Romanian national uniform stripes running from Nadia's armpit to hip. Her body moves the stripes through the motions before the struggling video camera. As for the painting drawings in this scenario, the white patch of paper becomes a rectangle of white spandex.
The video camera hand struggles to record Comăneci.

Seeing the white paper of the painted drawings as a swath of spandex, invokes the cloth aspect of the work. All the clothing in the videos is tailored by Mannis himself. It seems like an ethical stance, but why? To evoke the handmade nature of the gymnast uniforms, tailored not only to the specific body but to a set of modest Nationalist standards?
The hanging tapestry "The Law" includes a large rectangle of square plaid fabric, maybe a sort of tartan. The same fabric was used to make the pants for the "Zeal for the Law" video. The tartan: wearing it was made illigal in Scotland as an attempt to crush Gaelic culture. When that law was repealed in 1782, the tartan plaid became symbolic national attire. The correlation: tapestry of plaid pants fabric to the white paper as spandex on Nadia Comăneci.

The Pallet:

The movement of the blond-wigged Mannis evokes the inexhaustible physical prowess of the Olympic gymnast. The physical confrontation in "Zeal for the Law"initially feels like a wrestler squaring off but then takes on the intensity of something more tribal, a war dance. Nationalism and the confidence of coordination are at play.
An explaination for the tapestry "The Law" was as an "ancestor totem, or generic sign for an entire tribe or nation." The two symetrical metal objects are like eyes, with the gold chains symbolizing the bondage of a people, but also golden pathways for information from golden eyes.
The pallet I am interested in is the makeshift mattress; a servants sleeping rectangle from the middle ages - a straw mat placed on the floor and covered with cloth. This mat, functionally a bed, is a servants place to dream. The dream of the athlete includes service not only to a team or a nation (in the case of the Olympics) but service to a routine of physical movements.
The multiplying in the videos reinforce the feelings of a nation coordinated in its movements. But nation of pre-adolecents is by nature unstable and impos
sible. Italians used to castrate young boys to preserve their high pitched singing voices. But a Nation of castrati could never exist, could never reproduce.
A coordinated dance implies a cohisive unity in the thinking of the dancers. Unity of this type implies a certain compliance with the law - but this is more than compliance! it's Zeal!
With the law comes the badge, and the medallion dangling from gold chain of this swinger figure implies both an officer of the law and a gold medalist, the perfect example of how the law should be executed.
The Olympic gold. Its hard not to see it as nipples to me, as pre-sexual nipples, dormant bitch- tits of the fatty child. These clay sculpted golden bits are the most ancient world aspect of the work. They are not about fertility but about a softness that aspires to either soft milk bearing breasts or strong pectoral muscles. They are a body part ready to bloom in accordance with the Law.

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wednesday to saturday
12 to 6 pm and by appointment

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Allison Bamcat at Raw Artists : Activate! Boston Feb. 9th

Hey guys, Boston artist Allison Bamcat has been chosen to showcase at this year's RAW ARTISTS event on Thursday, February 9th at 7pm. Cocktail attire!

From the Raw website :

"RAW hand-picks and spotlights local artistic talent in film, fashion, music, visual art, hair & makeup artistry, and performance art. With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing one night circus of creativity.

What can you expect when attending RAW Showcase? We screen an independent film (usually a short, webisode or music video), a fashion show from an up-and-coming local designer, a musical performance, an art gallery featuring several independent visual artists, and performance art (comedy/dance/fire dancers, you name it...). You'll get a little taste of everything. Combine all this creativity with drinks, fun, and good company!"

Click the banner to check out Bamcat's Raw Artist profile! You can purchase discounted tickets ($10 online, $15 at the door) via a link on her profile.

Should be loads and loads of fun! Hope to see you there!Cupcake Kitty ©Allison Bamcat 2011

Gogo Fluff Deity ©Allison Bamcat 2011
These Ghosts They Know Me ©Allison Bamcat 2011

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 2012 (C2E2) and Boston Comic Con 2012!

It has been confirmed that Boston's Tofu Squirrel is going to have a table at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), April 13-15. She will also have a table in the Artist Alley at The Boston Comic Book Convention, April 21-22, along with Boston's favorite Karl Stevens, and other talented artists. Make sure to stop by and say hello! :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Boston's Fly Over the City Art Show Picnic, January 2012, Friday the 13th @ The Western Front

Boston's choice courier Fly Over the City organizes another amazing art show! FOTC SNOW PICNIC! Featuring Art by Nick McEvoy, Jen Kanis, Jen O'Brien, Tofusquirrel, Coco Roy-Rodgers, Jeff Poot, Rachel Rizzo, Greg Letarte, Amanda Clarke, Carolyn Lewenberg, Ellie Gill, Brian Connolly and more artists announcements to come!
Featuring noise by Subclinix, Double Nines, Skimask
The Western Front, 343 Cambridge MA, 02139 Friday January 13th 2012 8pm-1am Rsvp: https://www.facebook.com/events/304128776295833/?ref=notif&notif_t=event_invite There is a call for art!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Corporeal Construct -- January 6, 2012 at 450 Harrison Avenue

On January 6, 2012, in the artists’ studios at 450 Harrison Street, Corporeal Constructions opens to the public and is on view for just one evening. This show culls from the Master of Fine Arts program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the artists in the show reflect various stages in the program. Corporeal Constructions presents artwork that illustrates intangible ideas, experiences, and memories transfigured into physical forms. The sculptures, paintings, and photographs in the show represent the performative act of ideas and memories passing into, through, and out of the body. The result of such influences and processes are evocative images that possess both strong emotion and power. Artists in the show include Huaiyu Chou, Jodie Goodnough, Katrina Majkut, Monica Lynn Manoski, Sarah Pollman, Qing Song, and Ashley Wood.


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