FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Joseph Montroy, “Give Me My Children Back”, 2008
Brickbottom Gallery, 1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12-5
MYTHOLOGICAL RENDERINGS: Interpreting Myths and Legends through Art
January 22 – February 21, 2009, Opening Reception: Sunday, January 25, 3-5
National Juried Show, Juror: George Shackelford: Chair of the Department of the Art of Europe and Solomon Curator of Modern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
“Mythological Renderings” explores artists’ interpretations of myths and legends from Greek, Roman and Egyptian Mythology to myths of urban lore, folklore, comic books, and fairytales. This exhibition includes a broad interpretation of this theme. Artists include: Christian Arrecis, Stephen Barnwell, Jane Bernstein, Barbara Cone , Kirk Crippens, Jessica Damen, Saskia Eubanks, Victoria Goro-Rapoport, Richard Lane, Yoon Soo Lee, Gregory A. McCullough, Timon Meyer, Joseph Montroy, Jaye R. Phillips, Clayton Price, Katharine L. Redford, E.W. Ringstaff, Danielle Shaheen, Joyce Yamada.
The Brickbottom Artist Association (BAA) is dedicated to preserving and expanding the arts in Somerville and the greater Boston area. The BAA’s annual Open Studios, now in its 21st year, is one of the oldest in Boston. Year-round, the Brickbottom Gallery presents professionally curated art exhibitions as one of Somerville’s few not-for-profit contemporary art galleries. BAA fosters a stable, permanent artist community of Brickbottom residents and non-resident members. BAA promotes and supports its members and their artwork through art openings, BAA gallery shows, membership benefits, and other programs. Through community outreach and involvement, free lectures, and scholarship awards, the BAA strives to expand an awareness of the arts that enriches the Boston community at large
For more information on “Mythological Renderings”, please call Debra Olin, gallery coordinator at 617-625-4962.
MessagePlease come join us at the Brickbottom Gallery for WEATHERING ART: Creative expression in the era of climate change.January 25 - February 28, opening reception: Sunday, January 25 4-6pm. Curated by Mary Ann Kearns, Lisa Lunskaya Gordon and Curator Emeritus, Dan Osterman.Reaturing the art of Lydia Eccles, Lisa Lunskaya Gordon, K. Gretchen Greene, Denise Manseau, Patrick Gentry Pierce, Anna Shapiro, Andy Siegel, sam smiley, Naoe Suzuki, Michal Truelsen, Ellen YoungThe water is rising... Weathering Art brings together visual artists exploring what it means to be facing environmental catastrophe on local and global levels. Using traditional, innovative and experimental media the collected artists in this iteration of Weathering Art each convey an acute awareness of our precarious relationship with the planet."Collapse", video by Lydia Eccles will be shown on Saturday, February 28 at 7pm.