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INTERVIEW: KENJI NAKAYAMA, 49ER

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!

Check out Jordan Piantedosi’s new site-specific installation, now on view at 210 Broadway in Cambridge. Read more about the work here!

MINED over MATTER

DeCordova Lending Artist Beverly Rippel exhibits work from her Water Pistols and Cap Gun Series in Cambridge Art Association Invitational Exhibition  ”MINED over MATTER”  @ University Place Gallery, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge /Harvard Square, MA. 
On view, is Beverly’s Pink Cap Gun I; 50” x 52”, oil and encaustic, which was reviewed by Boston Globe’s Sebastian Smee in his article on the Portland Museum of Art Biennial 2011.

 
UP Gallery hours are M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sat. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.   www.cambridgeart.org
Congrats Beverly!

Seen Around Town | Kenji Nakayama and Dana Woulfe

This past weekend marked the opening of Lot F Gallery’s Its Virtue is Immense exhibition, which runs through April 25th and showcases deCordova Lending Artist Kenji Nakayama’s text-based, hand painted signs.  You can catch Kenji in action with his fellow Best Dressed Signs colleagues, including the show’s curator Meredith Kasabian, at Lot F Gallery for a live script lettering demonstration on Saturday, April 12 during 1-3pm.

Read more about Its Virtue Is Immense in Juxtapoz Magazine.

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Kenji Nakayama; ABC Script; Enamel and variegated leaf on MDF

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Kenji Nakayma for Converse Wall to Wall

Recently, Kenji’s Somerville mural was featured on the back cover of the January 2014 issue of Juxtapoz Magaine as a part of Converse’s Wall to Wall project.  Coincidentally, the work of fellow deCordova Lending Artist Dana Woulfe splashes across the April 2014 back cover of the magazine.  Both Woulfe and Nakayama have previously designed for Converse.

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Dana Woulfe for Converse Wall to Wall

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Also during this past weekend, the South Boston arts community The Distillery celebrated its former tenants in a tribute show entitled The Departed. Dana Woulfe has a piece in the show that runs until April  7th.

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Dana Woulfe; Feels Right (1 & 2); Acrylic, spray paint and watercolor on shaped plywood panel; 20 x 45”
Day 3: detail image of Jordan Piantedosi’s wall painting at 210 broadway in Cambridge. A biologist commented on how much the work resembled plant cells!

Day 3: detail image of Jordan Piantedosi’s wall painting at 210 broadway in Cambridge. A biologist commented on how much the work resembled plant cells!

Day 2: Jordan Piantedosi painting up a storm at 210 broadway in Cambridge!

Day 2: Jordan Piantedosi painting up a storm at 210 broadway in Cambridge!

Alexander Squier Joins as New Lending Artist

With his recent exhibition Inside Out at 210 Broadway in Cambridge, Boston-based printmaker Alexander Squier loans six works to the Corporate Program.

Originally from Texas, Alexander’s work studies Boston’s architecture, our relationship with structure, and the dynamics between new and old.

Ace Ticket I; screenprint; 28.5 x 20.5”

Ace Ticket II; screen print; 28.5 x 20.5”

Squier’s work deals with the in between of nostalgia and excitement, as he considers the urban landscape in a constant state of flux.

Fenway Car Wash I; screen print; 28.5 x 20.5”

Fenway Car Wash II; screen print; 28.5 x 20.5”

The artist will be exhibiting during SGC International Printmaking Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area at the end of this month. Thank you for loaning the work, Alexander!

Jordan Piantedosi installing at 210 Broadway in Cambridge!

Jordan Piantedosi installing at 210 Broadway in Cambridge!

Lending Artist Exhibits at C7A

DeCordova’s Corporate Program Lending Artist Ellen Waitzkin invited me to view her exhibition of photographs at the Paul Dietrich Gallery, located in the offices of Cambridge Seven Architects in Harvard Square. 

The works on view include images from the artist’s Water, Meadow, and Beach series.

Working in large format photography, Ellen has been playing with color, contrast, and compositions of her triptychs.

On view until May 2, Triptych Project - 2013 is located on the 5th floor of 1050 Mass Ave and open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Mar 7

Resa Blatman at Tufts University Art Gallery

  Arctic Dust Cloud, 2013
  oil on laser-cut panels
  100h x 142w x 2½d inches
Lending Artist Resa Blatman shows new work in Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic

"Seeing Glacial Time examines how eight contemporary artists employ the “real time” of photography to visualize the largely imperceptible, gradual changes in “glacial time” from the bellwether Arctic region. Most of these artists have gone to extreme lengths—and distances—to capture and create their imagery. Some utilize scientific and appropriated photography as source material, while others depart from documentary traditions to create expressive images suggestive of a melancholic Sublime. This timely exhibition of paintings, photographs and a video installation introduces Boston audiences to artists who either have not been seen before in the area or have created new work for this occasion.

This exhibition is organized by the Tufts University Art Gallery and curated by Dr. Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of galleries and collections.”

Please read the press release here.

Art Openings and Events!

DeCordova Lending Artist Vanessa Irzyk will be traveling to DC to install work at the Honfluer Gallery. If you are in the DC area or have friends who live around there, come check out “Primary Urges.” A three person show with Sarah  Boyts, Brad Fesmire, and Irzyk. The opening is Friday March 7th, and it’ll be up from March 7- April 25th.

The artist also has a piece in the Arsenal Center for the Arts, “30 Under 30” Exhibit. The opening is March 13, 5:30-7:30pmand it will be up from March – April, 2014.

Lending Artist Kayla Mohammadi exhibits work in the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts.

Audubon Terrace, west side of Broadway
between 155 and 156 Streets, New York City.

MARCH 6–APRIL 12, 2014
Thursdays through Sundays
1 to 4 p.m.

Lending Artist Corey Corcoran curates From Life at Aviary Gallery. Show Opens March 6, 6-9pm and runs until the 30th.

Hilary Doyle, Netflix

This April, please be sure to visit deCodova Lending Artist Evelyn Rydz’ exhibition Forever Yours, at the MFA. 

"Evelyn Rydz (b. 1979, Miami) received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2005. Rydz explores America’s coasts, photographing the manufactured remnants of modern life that wash up on the shoreline. Plastic’s resilience is exactly the quality that makes it valuable to us, but what we use, discard, and dump in the sea is useless to marine life. Materials that never decay become a permanent part of the oceanic ecosystem. Nature’s attempt to reclaim these cast-offs fascinates Rydz, who draws our attention to their transformation on their long journey along the global ocean current, and to the larger implications of society’s everyday actions. This exhibition is the first to include Rydz’s bold photographs, which, combined with her delicate drawings, depict these fragments in surprising ways."

April 19, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Gallery 265

The artist also celebrates the inclusion of her work at the Anchorage Museum in GYRE: The Plastic Ocean
On view Feb. 7 through Sept.  

Please Join the New Art Center tonight!

Left Image: Michael Cappabianca; Right Images Top to Bottom: Hiatt, de Rosas, Asquith Shrier

Exhibition Openings
Friday, February 28
6:00-8:30pm, Free

Corporate Night 2014 Photos

Thank you Rick Mansfield for capturing the great moments of this event!

DeCordova celebrates Corporate Night in Kendall - The Boston Globe

Thank you!

Thank you to all the Lending Artists, Corporate Member employees, deCordova staff, Genzyme staff, and Corporate Program supporters who braved the elements last night! While the group was more intimate in size, our team thoroughly enjoyed your presence, conversations, and ongoing enthusiasm for our work in connecting regional, contemporary artists with the Boston business community. Thank you for celebrating Corporate Night with us!