It’s Getting Hot in Here
October 23 through December 11, 2008
Reception, Thursday October 23, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Akus Gallery, Shafer Hall, Lower Level
Curators: Leonie Bradbury and Shana Dumont, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
This exhibition presents the work of eight artists using recycled materials as media in a subtle commentary on environmental awareness in the context of global warming. They have turned newspapers, bread tags, old paint, tin foil, cardboard tubes, #2 plastic bottles, glassine envelope windows, and fruit stickers as well as other recycled materials into works of art which are both lovely and which remind the viewer of the importance for our planet to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Curators Bradbury and Dumont say, “The common thread in this exhibit is the art’s ability to function as gentle forms of ‘protest’ art, what we interpret as beautifully packaged political statements.”
ARTISTS: Vaughn Bell; Ellen Driscoll; Niizeki Hiromi; Katie Osediacz; People Powered, Pat Shannon; Yuken Teruya; Rachel Perry Welty