I am excited to announce two upcoming shows: one local and one out of state. If you live in the New Jersey/NYC area, stop by Studio Montclair and check out Everyday Objects. And if you are in the Boston area, stop by the Kathryn Schultz Gallery in Cambridge to check out the (as always) amazing selection of art for Blue. Cheers! -Stephanie Todhunter
Friday November 1, 7-9pm
127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair NJ
“Every day we are surrounded by objects we have relationships with—physical relationships, psychological relationships, sensory relationships. These objects carry a history and a set of meanings that we sometimes share collectively and at other times are extremely personal to our individual experiences. Found-object artists investigate these relationships through their work, exploring the inherent beauty in these objects and how they can have significance shared by the collective memory of our culture/society.
The formal history of found-object art can be traced back to the Dada and Surrealist movement of the 1910s-1940s, characterized by the reuse of commercial imagery and appropriation of cultural iconography of the Pop artists, and used more recently by such artists as Carl Andre, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, and Willie Cole.”
M. Gosser is the chief curator and gallery director of the College of Architecture and Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also runs Art & Artifacts of Newark, a downtown gallery celebrating Newark’s resurgence. Gosser is the vice-president of Newark Landmarks, a preservation and community activist organization, and serves on the executive board of the Jewish Museum of New Jersey. In his earlier careers, Gosser was an architect, urban planner, photographer, sculptor, and installation artist.
For more information, please visit Studio Montclair.
Thursday November 7, 6-8pm
Kathryn Schultz and University Place Galleries
25 Lowell st. and 124 Mount Auburn St. in Cambridge MA
“Why BLUE? For 20 years, the Cambridge Art Association has hosted a Fall exhibit, open to artists from the New England states, centered around a color – RED or BLUE, depending on the year. Both the success of the exhibit series, and the challenge to participating artists, lies in channeling the varied meanings of a color like BLUE. BLUE is more than a color. Past jurors for the color biennials include: Amy Sadao (ICA Philadelphia); Howard Yezerski (Howard Yezerski Gallery); the late Carl Belz (Rose Art Museum); the late Jane Farver (MIT List Visual Arts Center); Nick Capasso (Fitchburg Art Museum); Alise Upitis (MIT List Visual Arts Center); Katherine French (Catamount Arts); the late Joseph Ketner (Emerson Urban Arts); Vera Ingrid Grant; and Dan Byers (Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University)”
Sarah Montross is Senior Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA where she organizes exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and commissions outdoor sculptural installations with leading contemporary artists in the park. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include the deCordova New England Biennial 2019 (2019), Screens: Virtual Material (2017), and All the Marvelous Surfaces: Photography Since Karl Blossfeldt (2019). From 2012-2015, she was the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art where she organized exhibitions including Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas (exhibition catalogue published by MIT Press, 2015) and Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists (2013). She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
For more information please visit Cambridge Art Association.