Recent Exhibition News

Nasturtium; digital drawing

DeCordova Lending Artist Martha Jane Bradford’s Nasturtium was juried into The Butler Institute of American Art’s 78th National Midyear Exhibition. The show runs July 27 through September 7th in Youngstown, Ohio.

FLOWING ARCS RED/BLUE; collaged gouache on paper; 76” x 7”

Nancy Simonds shows work in western Connecticut gallery, curated by Meredyth Hyatt Moses.

Nancy’s work is also on view at the Danforth Art Museum Community of Artists’ exhibition.

Undulating; 91 x 70”

Other deCordova Lending Artists included in this exhibition include:

Adria Arch

Catherine Carter

Steven Duede

Beverly Rippel

Ellen Slotnick

Jeanne Williamson

Antoinette Winters

DeCordova Chief Curator Jennifer Gross juried the Museum’s annual Off the Wall exhibition and included two Lending Artists: Lois Tarlow and Katherine Gulla.

Both exhibitions are on view from June 8- August 3, 2014.

Lois Tarlow’s work is also on view at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA:

Lending Artist Dave Eppley's new site-specific installation at 324 Ten Eyck St, ground floor in Brooklyn is part of Inhabiting Ten Eyck: a group show curated by Karin Bravin. The show is up through June 29.

Lending Artist Jan Lhormer shows work at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Corporate Program Welcomes Niho Kozuru

Boston sculptor Niho Kozuru loans two cast rubber works to the Corporate Program.

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Luna Rising; cast rubber, mirror, steel; 80 x 24 x 24”; 2007

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Luna Finial Rising; cast rubber; 32 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 22 1/2”; 2007

The artist works in several mediums, including cast rubber, glass, and wax. Luna Rising and Luna Finial Rising surfaces have a luscious appeal, in particular a glowing quality when light shines through the richly red dyed rubber.

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Currently on view at H3 Biomedicine Inc., the sculpture’s scale and presence transforms the stairway landing. Niho’s work introduces innovative architectural and design materials to its Corporate Member audience through the playfulness of material, color, and form.

Niho Kozuru received her MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa and is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery. She exhibited in the deCordova Museum Annual Exhibition in 2008 and her work was recently on view in Its Surreal Thing: The Temptation of Objects, at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebreska.

Thank you, Niho, for the loaning these sculpture to deCordova’s Corporate Program! We are excited to share your work with the Corporate Member community!

Table Look Inspired by Art at Peterson

Peterson Party Center exhibits Suzanne Hodes’ Sebago Summer #1; oil on canvas; 50 x 46” 

The pieces is on view in their Woburn showroom, in conjunction with the inspired table look. Crafted by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s Head of Visitor Services Holly Berube, the table design references the painting’s ode to the ocean and sea life.

Holly expanded the nautical idea into the theme of sushi and a “minimalist feng shui” approach to design!

Great look and great art!

Painting Intricacies Wrap-up

Thank you to all the artists who came over to the Nave Gallery Annex on Friday afternoon. It was wonderful to see you, meet new faces, and hear you talk about your work. As many of you had not yet met each other, the conversation quickly expanded on the definition of what an intricate painting entails, whether that is in terms of approach, composition, medium, scale, or conceptual trigger. While the work varied in all aspects, by the end of the talk I think we had come to understand several underlying themes that unified one of the best painting shows, I think, in Boston this year. Here are some installation images (courtesy of my iPhone, please excuse the quality):

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From left to right: Anne Harris, Liz Menges, Susan Lichtman, Damon Lehrer

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Anne Harris, Liz Menges, Susan Lichtman

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Jeff Stauder

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Xiaowei Chen

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I really loved the detail on Xiaowei’s panels

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Nicole Duennebier

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Sean Dunstan-Halliday, Maree Emberton, Emily Eveleth, Jarrett Min Davis

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Big fan of Davis’ play between these very flat, geometric, almost graphic designs and the incredibly detailed, baroque style war scene.

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David Palmquist

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Bea Modisett, Emily Eveleth, Susan Richards

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Susan’s stark portrait of this mineral shares her interest in the breakdown of natural elements. By using tones of pink, she incorporates the artist’s (and human) hand of abstraction.

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Jordan Stabile

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John Stabile and Maree Emberton

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Lynda Schlosberg

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CJ Lori

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Dido Thayer

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John Guthrie

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John Campbell

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Mira Gerard

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Damon Lehrer

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Claire Elliott

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Donna Savastio

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Caleb Neelon

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TD Heavican

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Heavican’s canvases seem to grow from deep inside. The artist creates a delicate buildup of line work that emerges from a vast, tense background. The word “palimpsest” was used during Tim’s talk.

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Andrew Fish

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Resa Blatman, Sean Dunstan-Halliday, and Chloe Feldman Emison

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Resa Blatman

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Chloe Feldman Emison

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Candice Smith Corby

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David Palmquist

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Curator: Resa Blatman

When I think of Painting Intricacies, I think of incredible detail and small little brushstrokes- many of them. After hearing from the artists in this show, the understanding grew to incorporate the tension between the artist’s approach to the work and the actual mark-making. Many of the artists in Painting Intricacies created these pieces after or during a point of discovery with, or reflection upon, a condition changing in nature. Most of them down right wrestled with a relationship to nature. The most prominent theme sewn throughout the exhibition was the portrayal of an internal reflection humans go through when their relationship changes with nature, as it decomposes or regenerates.

Other categories certainly prevailed in this painting show, as did many different types of medium, use of color, and figurative versus abstract subject matter.

Thank you again to the exhibiting deCordova Lending Artists, including curator Resa Blatman, Bea Modisett, Susan Richards, Emily Eveleth, TD Heavican, and Andrew Fish. Thank you to all the exhibiting artists that attended and talked about your work, and to the Nave Gallery Annex for continuing to provide exhibition space for regional, contemporary artists in Somerville!

Today and This Weekend

This afternoon!

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Tonight! SOWA First Fridays

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Join the artists and galleries of 450 Harrison Ave and neighboring streets in Boston’s South End for an afternoon and evening of gallery openings and open studios! Tonight, 5:30-8pm.

DeCordova Lending Artists participating:

Nedret Andre

Sandy Belock-Phippen

Carol O’Neill

Beverly Rippel

Phillip Spinks

Artwalk is Sunday, May 4, 11-6pm

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Saturday + Sunday, May 3 + 4, Noon-6 pm
Sneak Preview, Friday May 2, 6-9 pm, at selected studios (see this page or our mapbook for list)

More than 400 artists participate in this weekend’s open studio event in Somerville including deCordova Lending Artists Resa Blatman, Andrew Fish, J Jones, Amy Kaufman, and Wendy Prellwitz!

See some art and have a great weekend!

Today’s Install: Reservoir Place

We installed artwork in the South Building and Link Location of 1601 Trapelo Road in Waltham, also known as Reservoir Place! Here are some action shots of the team hard at work:

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Elliott finding the center of the wall for Don McKillop's three acrylic on canvas, mounted on wood pieces, Littoral, Sojourner, Pronunciamento.

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Nathan had previously mapped out where the L brackets would go for Erika Heffernan's Aisle Series c-prints before arriving on site today- measure twice, drill once!

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Laura Baltzell's Live Juicy painting on the end wall definitely catches your eye!

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Cydney installing Penn Young's wall label for One Color Painting, Blue #13 

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After hanging Resa Blatman's An Abstract Notion in the Link, Elliott takes another look to make sure it’s level!

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The property management set up two ladders for us to install in the stairway

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Amanda MillisAfter Amira oil on canvas work catches the light nicely and looks great in that location!