450 Harrison Ave. #43
Boston, MA 02118
Weds–Sun 12–5 pm
and by appointment
April 1 - 26, 2015
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:30–7:30 pm
Artists in the Gallery: Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00-3:00 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm
IN THE MAIN GALLERY
Conny Goelz-Schmitt: Uncovered
Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Slow Down, Vintage book parts, 15.5 x 10 x 1.5 inches, 2014.
Conny Goelz-Schmitt brings new meaning to old books in her exhibition Uncovered. She sculpts found books, selecting each one for its formal qualities, into bright and elegant assemblages that mount on the wall. Her works take on new meanings as collages, shrines, or totems.
Conny is a sculptor and collage artist. She was named Sculptor of the Year by the Chief Curator of Boston University, Kate McNamara in their 69th Member's Prize Show. She studied Sinology and German Literature at Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany and lived in Taiwan before she moved to the United States eighteen years ago. Her work can be found in private collections in Europe and the US. Conny has a studio in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Conny Goelz-Schmitt, The Omnipotent Pink Antenna, Vintage book parts, 11.5 x16.5 x 3.5 inches, 2014.
Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Shrines/Building Blocks, Vintage book parts, 11 x 39 x7 inches, 2014.
IN THE CENTER GALLERY
Michèle Fandel Bonner: Time & Materials
Michèle Fandel Bonner, Hide lll, Clothing labels and Cotton/Linen backing fabric, 54 x 53 inches, 2014.
Michèle Fandel Bonner confronts our habits of consumption in her exhibition Time & Materials. The Marblehead-based artist includes three pieces that demonstrate her experience with fibers and her skill with integrating reclaimed items. The works transform accumulated, mundane materials into Bonner's own innovative expressions.
Bonner is a sculptor and fiber artist. A member of the Marblehead Arts Association, her works have been shown at regional arts festivals and other venues from North Carolina to Massachusetts. She sculpts, designs knitting patterns, and teaches fiber techniques and knitting at a local shelter. Bonner holds a BA in Art Therapy from the University of Massachusetts and lives with her husband and son in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Michèle Fandel Bonner, Empty Nesting Baskets, Recycled T shirts, 18.5 x 18.5 x 12 inches, 2015.
IN THE MEMBERS' GALLERY
Ann Wessmann: Tulip Project
Ann Wessman, Tulip Project # 5/5A, Tulip Stamens and Insect Pins, 21.25 x 17.25 x 3 inches, 2014.
(Complete 18-month exhibition calendar)