To be dressed is to cover, adorn, or envelop the body in the guise we present to the outside world. To be dressed can be an exercise in simplicity, or an elaborate over-the-top performance. This exhibition presents the work of six contemporary artists working in a range of media whose works reference the intricacies of covering the body, the meaning held in garments, and the gendering of handwork. Broadly addressing materials, imagery, iconography, and memory, each artist experiments with the fluidity of form while acknowledging gendered constrictions placed on the body. Exhibiting artists include Catherine Bertulli, Jodi Colella, Merill Comeau, Mia Cross, Nancy Grace Horton, and Marky Kauffmann. – Jessica Roscio, Chief Curator
Learn more about my collaboration with the museum’s collection here.
Eleven artists working in craft-based media to explore the consequences of the opioid crisis through the lens of those who have been deeply impacted. To inform the creative process, the invited artists participated in substance use training by High Point Treatment Center, and then met with affected families for intimate conversations about their experiences with opiates. These informative actions were designed to inspire the commissioned works exhibited at Fuller Craft Museum.
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This exhibition presents the provocative new work of three mid-career women artists and offers an intriguing counterpoint to the daguerreotypes on view in the Through the Looking Glass exhibition. My large embroidered Ghost Stories question the gravitas of the photographer and challenge the viewer to stop, look deeper, linger longer and to consider what their artwork truly reveals.
Cahoon Museum of American Art
September - November 2019
My inaugural exhibition at Boston Sculptors Gallery features sculptures and drawings that query the social structures embodied in objects, and investigate the complex, often entangled qualities of power, emergence, and fear.
Boston Sculptors Gallery
March - April 2018
Exhibiting enigmatic decadent sculptures that encapsulate both primitive and highly developed impulses like a cabinet of curiosities sprung to life. Obsessively worked ornate surfaces appeal to the senses, while their sculpted forms have unpredictable and at times unsettling compositions.
Colella's reconstructed beasts convey vivid, comic, and even shocking messages. "Feeler," with a large, huggable, furry white body sprouting leaves, has no head. Instead, a big, round hole tunnels into its body. Is it turning itself inside out? Will it suck us up in the process? Either way, this cuddly critter has a dark side. – Cate McQuaid, The Boston GlobeChandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts
WHACK! striking - smart - resounding refers to the intensity of color and texture on view as well as the immediacy and urgency of a very short (three day) exhibition with painter Adria Arch. Besides sharing a sensibility that revels in bold hues and pattern, both Adria and I recently completed residencies in India and China, respectively. An international residency can significantly impact artistic practice – leading to a shift in focus and an enriched visual vocabulary. The work on view in WHACK! is a result of these experiences.
Beacon Hill Storefront