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Entwined | Visual and Textual Narratives

Entwined | Visual and Textual Narratives

Entwined | Visual and Textual Narratives
entwinted visual and textual narratives text set on top of artwork by camille demarco featuring coffee bags, with rope, plaster, acrylic paint, charcoal, mesh, and found objects

May 17–June 21, 2024

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is excited to present an exhibition that finds inspiration in literature, the written word, folk tales, and stories of all kinds from fairy tales to narratives that are autobiographical or speak of the human condition. Visual arts have been inspired by the written word since antiquity. There are strong connections between literature and visual arts. Words paint pictures and artists interpret and / or are influenced by stories. The influence goes both ways, as stories are influenced by images as well. Poetry, novels, and song lyrics are often enhanced by images. Children books are made more vivid when accompanied by pictures. Album covers and music videos come to life when combined with visuals.

This exhibition ties into the theme of Our Stories, 2024 Annual Benefit and Mosesian Awards on May 21. Honorees of the evening include critically acclaimed novelist and screenwriter, Tom Perrotta, and the team behind the Earfull Series: Jen Trynin, Tim Huggins, Michael Creamer, and Jon Lupfer.

Read our exhibition press release here.

 

Featured Collection:
Jane Goldman | Climate Change Stories

Jane Goldman (born Dallas, TX, 1951) received her BA from Smith College and MFA in Graphic Arts from the University of Wisconsin/Madison. Goldman is co-founder and partner of Mixit Print Studio, a professional open rental printmaking studio in in Somerville, Massachusetts.

She is the recipient of grants and fellowships including the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland; the American Center Residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris; MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Goldman designed three public art installations for the Massachusetts Port Authority at Boston's Logan International Airport. The commissions’ theme, a New England aquatic journey, flows over 60,000 square feet of terrazzo floor.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Peabody Essex Museum, Art Museums of San Francisco, Art Museums of Harvard, the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, Brooklyn Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Library of Congress.

Goldman’s art practice addresses the transformative power of light, on all levels. Working with imagery rooted in the natural world, in recent years her focus is on climate change. A piece from Eco-anxiety /Global Warming (2018-2023), was included in 2023 in the National Climate Assessment’s first Art x Climate online gallery on their website (globalchange.gov).

 


Important Dates:
Drop off Dates: Saturday, May 4, 2024, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM / Tuesday, May 7, 10:30 AM–3:00 PM
*Shipped work must be received no later than May 10
Exhibition Opens: May 17
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6, 5:30–7:30 PM
Exhibition Closes: June 21
Artwork Pick Up: Sunday, June 23, 11:30 AM–1:30 PM and Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 AM– 3:00 PM
*Please note that the Mosesian Center for the Arts reserves the right to make minor adjustments to the exhibition timeline.

 

Gallery Hours:
Thursdays, 12:00-8:00 PM
Fridays, 12:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays, 12:00-6:00 PM

 


Exhibiting Artists:
Lu Adami, Yasmin Arshad, Heather Balchunas, Paula Pitman Brown, Dede Booth, Karen Carcia, Diem Dangers, Camille DeMarco, Laura Palmer Edwards, Jack Energy, Sara Emara, Shoshanna Ehrlich, Leslie Evans, Maria Field, Wendy Wolf Fine, Laura Frader, Kathy Felgran, Chrys Corn Goodman, Jane Goldman, Jennifer Goya, Martha Heller, Connie Henry, Ruth Henry, Mara Holbrook, Aleta Larkin, Charley Lightstone, Kristine Laping, Caly Van Leeuwen, Mary Barton-Lech, Adrienne Der Marderosian, Kerri McGill, Anne McNevin, Sarah Morrison, Michele O’Brien, Peg O’Connell, Susan Plant, Samuel Price, Claudia Ravaschiere, Jonathan Ralton, Deborah Roth, Mark Richards, Cherryl Russo, Karla Rydrych, Marilene Sawaf, Namrata Siviya, Robert Smyth, Heather Meri Stewart, Matthew Treggiari, Johanna Finnegan Topitzer, Keith Tornheim, Rob Wilstein, Celia Wright, Kathleen Wynn, Erin Zerbe


Featured Image:
Camille DeMarco, 1926

 

May 17 - June 21, 2024
MBar Gallery, Thomas A. Pannesi Lobby (1st Floor), Watertown Saving Bank Gallery (2nd Floor)

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