SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2015
"Neighbors": Gallery 263/Aeronaut Brewing Company Collaboration, Fall 2015
Featuring Gallery 263 Artist Members
Gallery 263 is thrilled to announce Neighbors, our first off-site exhibition in partnership with Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, MA. Neighbors features thirteen multi-media works by seven of Gallery 263’s Artist Members reflecting on the theme of dualities, relationships, proximity, and repetition both micro and macro.
This off-site exhibition opportunity at Aeronaut Brewing Co. is a benefit of our Artist Membership program, which strives to support a diverse community of local artists, and offers participants both exhibition opportunities and representation.
Neighbors is inspired by the relationship between Cambridge and Somerville, and marks the beginning of a partnership between Gallery 263 and Aeronaut Brewing Co. Both neighboring towns take great pride in offering diverse opportunities for artists and recreational activities for the public, fostering both community building and a culture of art appreciation. Though Gallery 263 may be very different from Aeronaut in scale and scope, we share many of the same values. Both venues empower artists by hosting exhibitions, music, and special events, and both celebrate innovation and experimentation with a DIY approach. Neighbors emphasizes new connections and discovery right next door.
Neighbors features work by the following Artist Members:
Bonnie Ashmore-Davis, Clara Hy Lee, Jenny Lai Olsen, Gilead Tadmor, Miranda Updike, Nasser K, Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer
Regional Exhibition, Gallery 263, Summer 2016
Juried by Trevor Smith, Curator of the Present Tense at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
An un-themed, juried exhibition opportunity open to New England artists (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT). Seeking art from the proud, hearty, free and brave. Show us your new work, New England!
New Englanders not only know their roots, but live, breath, and honor them. From a young age, children are taught to revere our pioneering ancestors who settled here, in this harsh region identified by bitter Winters and scalding Summers, blazing Autumns and Springs full of rebirth. It follows that New England artwork is often inspired by the region’s dynamic landscape, as well as by the pride that New Englanders have in their hearty adaptation and brave survival skills. Much like art, New England’s beauty is an honest and generous visual feast. Surprisingly, this selection of contemporary New England artwork demonstrates little traditional regional inspiration. Instead, we have a show of work that is incredibly diverse in material, full of hilarious quirks and fine nuances, carefully considered decisions, as well as respectful nods to other artists. In one word, this selection of work is liberated, which is perhaps the most New England trait of all.
Gallery 263 extends our sincere thanks Trevor Smith for expertly selecting the work included in New New England. As the Curator of the Present Tense at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, USA, Smith leads a cross-departmental team, working with artists to explore how creativity and cultural change emerge at the intersections of cultures, disciplines, or technologies. Smith studied at the University of British Columbia and has held curatorial positions at museums in Canada, Australia and the United States. Known for collaborating closely with artists, Smith has produced exhibitions and commissions at PEM with Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Candice Breitz, Nick Cave, Peter Hutton, Michael Lin, Susan Philipsz, Jo Ractliffe, Charles Sandison. Previous projects include Singapore Biennale 2011: Open House, Martin Creed: Feelings (CCS Bard), Andrea Zittel: Critical Space (New Museum and Contemporary Art Museum Houston) and The Divine Comedy: Francisco Goya, Buster Keaton, and William Kentridge (Art Gallery of Western Australia). A national tour of Strandbeest: the Dream Machines of Theo Jansen will open at PEM this September.
New New England features work by the following artists:
Fafnir Adamites / Elizabeth Albert / Craig Becker / Carmela Cattuti / Margaret Chiarelli / Ruth Daniels / Gerardo Garduño / Conny Goelz-Schmitt / Daniel Gonzalez / Ethan Hamby / Richard Haskins / Paul Hitchen / Crystal A. Johnson / Cassandra Klos / Heather La Force / Andree Leduc / Jennifer Levatino / Sarah Lubin / Colin McNamee / Vanessa Michalak / Annie Narrigan / Julieanne Palmer / Loretta Park / Bill Porter / A. Reid / Dina Shaposhnikova / Patrick Tierney / Haley Vessey / Allison White / Carleen Zimbalatti
National Exhibition, Gallery 263, Winter 2016
Juried by Boston-based artist Lynda Schlosberg (Kingston Gallery)
A national juried exhibition of work on hue, saturation and value. Apply to Chroma at Gallery 263 with your most glowing, blushing, luscious artwork in any medium.
Color is the incredible visual phenomenon of light reflected off of the physical world. Chroma, as well as hue and saturation, help our eyes to determine the essence of reflected light as color. Chroma not only informs our vision, but is also a powerful tool that drives our purchasing decisions, and protects us through universal signifiers. When discerned by the individual, however, there are innumerable interpretations of specific chroma, and boundless ways that color may affect us personally. It elicits feelings, and is strongly associated with memory. Do you see hue in the same way that I do? Does it affect our tastes in the same way? Our unique interpretations are part of what makes color so interesting. Not only does color give life to an otherwise white and gray world, but it is also a human experience that helps us to express ourselves and to exercise our identity.
In Chroma, 31 talented artists wield color to its full intensity in varying medium, scales, and shapes, ranging from subdued tones to riotous vibrancy. Gallery 263 invites you into this luscious world during Winter 2015 to discuss, wonder, and soak up the saturation we’ve gathered for you.
Gallery 263 is grateful for Lynda Schlosberg’s guidance and support in the selection of Chroma. Schlosberg is a Boston-based abstract artist, whose painting practice is complimented by her background as a graphic designer and photographer. She has lectured on Color in Digital Technology, and her work has been published in Boston Home, Studio Visit and ArtBeat magazines. In 2013, she received the Frances N. Roddy Award from the Concord Art Association. Lynda’s paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout New England, including her recent solo exhibition: “Zero Point Field” at the Kingston Gallery in Boston.
Chroma includes work by the following artists:
Renée Brown / Kim Carlino / Sandra Cohen / Adam Daily / Ruth Daniels / Corey Drieth / Denise Driscoll / Jamie Earnest / Anthony Falcetta / Nate Forman / Lisa Fulton / Andrea Greitzer / Elizabeth Hatke / Ken Hill / Robert Howsare / Barbara Ishikura / Elaine Kinnaird / Kerry Kolenut / Vincent Leandro / Keith MacLelland / Petrea Noyes / Kathryn Osgood / Cary Reeder / Michael Roche / Elaine Sapochetti / Vincent Serbin / Rhonda Smith / Gerri Spilka / Timothy Wilson / Will Wolf / Carleen Zimbalatti