“We came to it both with this idealistic or very optimistic radical thinking that people need to make art, and we want to be a platform for that outside of commercial activities, because I think it really limits the kind of work that gets seen.”
“Up Close and Personal”
July 6 – 29, 2018 at Bromfield Gallery 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA Reception: Friday, July 6, 6:00-8:30 PM
Two of my recent self-portraits were chosen for this juried exhibition at Bromfield Gallery. The show addresses “contemporary culture regarding the realms of the personal vs. the public, in artwork that provokes, challenges, and illuminates.”
There are two overlapping areas of investigation demanded by my conditions as an artist, as a parent to a young child, and as a person living with chronic pain. I must contend with both the disparity between inner self and experience in contrast with one’s outward presentation and with the split identity required to be both an artist and a mother.
These prints are part of an ongoing series of self portraits made from selfies taken during migraine attacks.
FOUR WAYS IN
A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery 126 Main St Northampton, MA (413)545-0680
April 4–29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5–8 PM
Esther S White, Kevin Pomerleau, Claire Crews and Sally Clegg present new work in conversation. The four artists, who met at Zea Mays Printmaking, have been building a routine of collaborative thought and curation. Working independently, they have each created new work that in a variety of ways addresses the subjects of touch, permeability, barriers, visualization, and proximity.
Sally Clegg is a visual artist and writer. Sally was awarded an MCC 2018 Artist Fellowship for Drawing & Printmaking. “My goal as an artist is to bear witness to private, protected, or otherwise invisible experiences or forces. My work integrates information from observation with invented content to create and manipulate narrative. I am continuously seeking the intersection of written and visual storytelling, and regularly experiment with utilizing literary tools in my visual practice, such as structural elements used in poetry, comics, and prose.”
Kevin Pomerleauis a printmaker. His work focuses on telling stories through images of the textiles present during pivotal moments of his own life. Pomerleau’s work entices the viewer to peer into his world without actually allowing them to enter, touching on themes of isolation, connection, and the plights of the queer community.
Claire Hawley Crews is a weaver and printmaker. Claire’s work interrogates digital technologies, memory and documentation, intimacy and ambiguity, from a growing technical knowledge of textile craft and intaglio printmaking.