May 25-June 15, 2012
An exhibit of exciting new works by Youth Action Coalition member artists.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, June 7, 5-7 pm, at the Amherst Art Walk.
Meet the artists, hear their stories, purchase artwork, make a difference.
...a collaborative steel and photographic bench...a mannequin collaged with photos and drawings...stunning documentary video installations...engaging photographic journeys.
Cover art by caliesta symons, girlseyeview ware, 2012.
Studio Arts and Photography: Division III Student Final Presentations
March 28-May 19, 2012
28-31: Anastacia Keck and Mara Savina Falstein
31-April 4: Julia Loughlin, Randy Guthmiller, and Michael Grand-Jean
5-9: Michele Mirisola, Alec McManus, and Emma Gabriner
9-12: Dan Battat and Nicole Markowitz
12-15: Laura Gordon, Molly Smith, and Mia Metivier
15-18: Noah Eisenbruch, Max Basch, and Rylan Pennell Johnson
19-23: Benjamin Scott Bauman, Jiemin Lao, and Becky Tang
23-26: Danielle Cattan, Rose Holterman, and Alexander Weaver-Scull
26-29: Audrey Nefores, Nathan Ari Rubinfeld, and Olivia Lee
29-May 2: Jessica Levy, Ramzi B. Nakhleh, and Patrick Weck
2-4: Luz Fernandez and Monika Martinez
4-7: Dot Goldberger and Molli Mercer
7-9: Lyla Denburg and Barbara Dasilva
10-12: Nicholas Hurwitz-Goodman and Julia Gladstone
13-15: Ashley O’Brien, Ana Keck, and Mara Falstein
May 16-19, 2012
DIVISION III STUDIO ARTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP EXHIBITION
Bruce Ackerson and Sally Curcio: Paintings and Bubbles
February 16-March 15, 2012
Reception: Sunday, February 19, 2-4 p.m.
Painter Bruce Ackerson and sculptor Sally Curcio will be exhibiting their work at the Hampshire College Art Gallery in February. Ackerson and Curcio have more in common than having studios at the Arts and Industry Building in Florence, MA. Their work shares a similar panoptic perspective, whimsically and colorfully capturing entire environments that entice the viewer to enter fantastic worlds.
|In Bruce Ackerson’s paintings, the visual and the narrative go hand in hand. The artist uses a consistent format of medium to large-sized square works painted in oils on panel. The paintings are distinguished by their high vantage points and richly textured surfaces. From a bird's-eye view, Ackerson presents “scenes which are an imaginative take on popular culture, modern life and the hidden world of the human psyche.|
|His beautiful, agitated brushwork adds to the tension inherent in his unusual depictions, making his work both compelling and highly appealing.” [Marla Rice, Rice/Polak Gallery]. Bruce Ackerson is represented by Rice/Polak Gallery in Provincetown, and Art 101 in Brooklyn. He received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1999, and his paintings are in collections worldwide.
The artist’s work can be viewed at his website.
|Sally Curcio’s body of work, “Bubble,” uses materials such as pins, beads, false eyelashes, tennis balls, shuttlecocks, and make-up application pads to create miniature worlds rendered in 12”x12” squares enclosed under acrylic glass bubbles. The tiny worlds not only evoke fantasy, but also a kind of nostalgia for mythical or fairytale lands of childhood.|
|Sally Curcio’s work is represented by William Baczek Fine Arts gallery in western MA, and Fresh Paint Art Advisors, CA. Curcio also has work in the flat files at Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston, MA, and Morton Fine Art in Washington, D.C. In 2010 Curcio received the Blanche E. Colman Grant Award, and in 2011 her work was chosen for the DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY.
More information on Sally Curcio can be found at her website.
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