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Reclamation: Emerging Female Artists

Reclamation: Emerging Female Artists

Part I: Saturday, November 7–Sunday, November 22, 2015,
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 14, 6pm – 8pm

Part II: Saturday, December 5–Sunday, December 20, 2015,
Opening Reception, Saturday, December 5, 6pm-8pm

The Nave Gallery, Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA 02144

Curated by Yosra Emamizadeh, Vanessa Marcoux, and Cory Munro Shea, Reclamation: Emerging Female Artists, surveys the talent of over 50 artists in two consecutive exhibits at the Nave Gallery this Fall. These exhibits focus on the the work of local emerging female artists through out New England – specifically those who have been making art professionally or as a student for 10 years or less.

In an era where women are still fighting for their rights and their significant yet underestimated role in society, Reclamation offers women a platform to present their work and reclaim their role as makers and creators through art.

Works in each show range from photography and printmaking to sculpture and oil painting. Through each medium, the artists examine complex themes such as female empowerment, stereotypes, sexuality, motherhood, and self image.

In Carbon Dioxide, Noelle Fiori, a New England native who recently received her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the Lesley University College of Art in Design, uses collaged images to communicate how mass media and products negatively impact the way women view and construct their own identities.
Boston-area multi-media artist Christina Balch examines people’s identification through the use of mobile technology and self documentation. In her piece, Awake, Balch creates a series of repetitive images of herself to explore and redefine the various constructs and standards of visual language, especially as how they relate to women.
In her piece The Whore of Babylon, textile artist and 2015 RISD grad Abigail Gallagher explores the emotion and complexities of trauma through swollen and stuffed fabric forms reminiscent of a domestic object.
Reclamation I:
An opening reception with the artists will be held Saturday, November 14, from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition will be up for two weeks from November 7– 22. Gallery hours are 1pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday.  More information and a full list of artists can be found at

Reclamation II:
An opening reception with the artists will be held Saturday, December 5, from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition will be up for two weeks from December 5– 20. Gallery hours are 1pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday.  More information and a full list of artists can be found at

Reclamation I participating artists:
Jamie Andrade
SaraMarie Bottaro
Sage Brousseau   
Perry Carter
Jenna DeLuca
Ariel DiOrio and Rebecca Hsieh
Hannah Earley
Shoshanna Ehrlich
Noelle Fiori
Jessica Gaddis
Abigail Gallagher
Robin Hackett
Dena Haden
Lauren Hayes
Gina Heeren
Sara Higger
Helena Hsieh
Jennifer Koch
Cassandra Klos
Kate Lenahan
Jessica Liggero
Brittany Marcoux and Diana Jean Puglisi
Elizabeth Menges
Shelby Wynne Richardson
Carly Rose Roy
Ruth T. Segaloff
Krista Stanowicz
Tania Dias Vasconcelos
Anne Sommers Welch
Sandrea Lovelock-Williams

Reclamation II participating artists:
Christina Balch
Victoria Barquin
Sally Chapman
Mira Dayal
Chloë Feldman Emison
Crystal Johnson
Brittany Synott Johnston
Boriana Kantcheva
Ali Keller
Catherine Kirsch
Alexis Kochka
Jessica L’Abbe
Colleen Mann
Sarah May
Ashley Normal
Jill O’Rourke
Joni Sullivan
Natalie Titone
Stephanie Todhunter
Danielle Tolson
Meg Turner


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