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ARTmonday: Reynolds Gallery PopUp

There’s a pop up art gallery on Newbury Street this week. Reynolds Gallery will be open at 91 Newbury Street through Thursday, November 17th from 11am to 6pm, with a closing reception on Thursday evening from 6pm to 9pm.

Based in Richmond, Virginia, the 39-year-old Reynolds Gallery, founded by Beverly Reynolds, has exhibited national and international contemporary art. In addition to well known artists, Reynolds Gallery represents regional artists from professors and students from Virginia Commonwealth University.

In 2014 Alice Livingston, Bev’s daughter, and Julia Monroe, former assistant director, took over as co-directors of the gallery. This pop up is a partnership with Bev’s son and daughter-in-law Quentin and Sarah Reynolds of Wellesley, Massachusetts.

The show includes works by Isabel Bigelow, Nell Blaine, Nancy Blum, Sally Bowring, Richard Carlyon, Ben Durham, Tara Donovan, David Freed, Meghan Gerety, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Alison Hall, James Hyde, Ron Johnson, Wolf Kahn, Jason Keith, Ellsworth Kelly, Matt King, Sally Mann, Jiha Moon, Richard Roth, Robert Stuart, Leigh Suggs, and Donald Sultan.

Here is a sampling at what you’ll find at the Reynolds Gallery pop up art gallery on Newbury Street this week.

Art Gallery Pop Up On Newbury Street Isabel Bigelow

Isabel Bigelow, Overhead Tangle, 2015
Oil on panel • 28 x 24 inches

Art Gallery Pop Up On Newbury Street Isca Greenfield

Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Dock Girls, 2016
Mixed media oil on canvas  •  35 x 35 inches

Art Gallery Pop Up On Newbury Street Richard Roth

Richard Roth, Speed Bump 2, 2016
Acrylic on birch plywood panel  •  12 x 8 x 4 inches

Art Gallery Pop Up On Newbury Street Leigh Suggs

Leigh Suggs, Rolling Triangles, 2016
Hand-cut, acrylic on yupo  •  30 x 30 inches

Art Gallery Pop Up On Newbury Street Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson, Let the Meaning Sink, 2016
Acrylic on panel  •  24 x 24 x 3 inches

Art Gallery Pop Up On Newbury Street Robert Stuart

Robert Stuart, Rhythm & Blues, 2016
Oil, wax, and collage on canvas  •  22 1/2 x 22 inches

Art Gallery Pop Up On Newbury Street Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Nottoway, 2010-2015
Platinum print  •  20 x 24 inches  •  Edition 1 of 5

Art Gallery Pop Up On Newbury Street Wolf Kahn

Wolf Kahn, Blue Violet Everywhere, 2006
Oil on canvas  •  22 x 30 inches

All images courtesy of the artists and Reynolds Gallery.

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ARTmonday: Hilary Tait Norod

I first learned about Boston-based artist Hilary Tait Norod through her dad, an architect at Elkus Manfredi when I was working on a story for the Boston Globe about transforming old buildings into home.

Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working with her on the  Webster Art Project at Boston Design Center. There are currently three of her paintings in the Webster & Company showroom (one sold!)

Hilary Tait Norod’s solos show “Are You Crazy With Me?” opens this weekend, Saturday, April 16th, 5pm – 9pm at Jerome Street Studios in Medford, Mass. Hilary’s new body of work is inspired by studies of the human mind. The series focuses  specifically on the theories behind the correlation between insanity and creativity.

Norod presents a series of mixed media paintings that evolved from portraiture studies of brilliant minds who have walked the line of insanity into more abstract pieces of her own theories, experiences, and explorations.

Here is a preview of her new paintings:

Come and Rest Your Bones with Me

Come and Rest Your Bones with Me
Oil, Charcoal, Graphite, Pastel, Mica and Gold Leaf on Panel  •  48″ x 72″

Something Beautiful Painting By Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod

Something Beautiful

Painting of David Bowie By Hilary Tait Norod

Bowie

Painting of Edgar Allen Poe By Hilary Tait Norod

Poe

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. —Edgar Allen Poe

Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod In Her Studio

Hilary Tait Norod at work in her studio.

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ARTmonday: Winter Works Show at Bromfield Gallery

Over the weekend I went to First Friday in SoWa, an arts district in Boston.  Mainly I went to meet Sydney Licht, who was in town for her solo show “Canned and Contained,” beautiful contemporary still life paintings at Chase Young Gallery, a top Boston art gallery.  The works are wonderful, and  gallery co-owner Sarah Young is so lovely.

I wandered through a number of other galleries, including Bromfield Gallery which has a very appealing (and crowded) exhibition called Winter Works. It’s a  juried show with lots of small pieces by many artists, all priced from $100 to $1,000. (There are many affordable artworks here.) There were several I was very tempted to purchase, and I may go back for at least one. These are perfect holiday gifts. All the pieces are worth a look and there are enough styles ad mediums (abstract & still life, collage & encaustic) to suit many different types.

Here are 32 artworks from Boston art gallery Bromfield Gallery’s Winter Works show.

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Carol E. Moses

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Sarah B. Shallbetter

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Carol E. Moses

bromfield-gallery-nage-suzuki

Naoe Suzuki

bromfield-gallery-felipe-miguel

Felipe Miguel

bromfield-gallery-susan-coley

Susan Coley

bromfield-gallery-joshua-brennan

Joshua Brennan

bromfield-gallery-sarah-kahn

Sarah Kahn
bromfield-gallery-tamar-etingen

Tamar Etingen

bromfield-gallery-monique-scalfo

Monique Scalfo

bromfield-gallery-tim-mcdonald

Tim McDonald

bromfield-gallery-nancy-marks

Nancy Marks bromfield-gallery-veronique-latimer

Veronique Latimer

bromfield-gallery-ronnie-komarow
Ronni Komarow

bromfield-gallery-susan-palladino

Susan Paladino

bromfield-gallery-nancy-wood

Nancy Wood

bromfield-gallery-sasja-lucas

Sasja Lucas

bromfield-gallery-saco-o-savalovski-2

Slavco Sokolovski
bromfield-gallery-scavco-o-socolovski

Slavco Sokolovski

bromfield-gallery-saco-o-savalovski-3

Slavco Sokolovski

bromfield-gallery-virginia-fresina

Virginia Fresina

bromfield-gallery-stephanie-todhunter-pink

Stephanie Todhunter

bromfield-gallery-stephanie-todhunter-green

StephanieTodhunter

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bromfield-gallery-ruth-daniels

Ruth Daniels

bromfield-gallery-patricia-busso

Patricia Busso

bromfield-gallery-lisa-cooren

Lisa Goren
bromfield-gallery-nina-earley

Nina Earley

bromfield-gallery-otto-laske

Otto Laske

bromfield-gallery-bredt-hardy

Bredt Handy

bromfield-gallery-maggy-allen

Maggy Allen

bromfield-gallery-jonathan-stangroom

Jonathan Stangroom

bromfield-gallery-andrea-sparks

Andrea Sparks

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ARTmonday: Jealously Curated in Kendall Square

If you like my ARTmonday posts you are likely a huge fan of the Jealous Curator blog by Danielle Krysa

Now a collection of work by East Coast artists who have all been featured on  The Jealous Curator Cambridge are participating in Jealously Curated, an exhibition at Voltage Coffee & Art in Kendall Square. The show starts today, November 23, 2015 and runs through January 22, 2016.

Here is a sampling of work by nine artists taking part in the East Coast edition of Jealously Curated.

Portrait By Anna Jensen Jealous Curator

Anna Jensen, I Feel Too Much Thy Blessing, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
Anna Jensen describes her paintings as psychological landscapes that combine references to art history, pop culture,, natural science, and personal chronicles.

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Airco Caravan, Possession of a Deadly Weapon, 2012
Oil on canvas
Airco Caravano lives and works in Amsterdam and New York. This painting is part of a series called “Crime Scene” and depicts a room at the Delaware Riverview Motel where an employee discovered a murder victim.

Floral Anatomy By JennY Brown Jealous Curator

Jenny Brown, Heavenly Organ
Ink, pen, and found collage on paper
Boston-born artist Jenny Brown earned an M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is currently based in Providence, Rhode Island.

Bicycle Painting By Taliah Tempert Jealous Curator

Taliah Lempert
Brooklyn-based artist Taliah Lempert studied at the New York Academy of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lempert combines her two passions: painting and cycling.

Contemporary Abstract By Zin Helena Song Jealous Curator

Zin Helena Song, Flat Polygon #2, 2015
Mixed media on wood
Korean-born, New York-based artist Zin Helena Song paints sharp-edged abstract wooden sculptures.

Divers Poolside By Jessica Brilli Jealous Curator

Jessica Brilli, False Start
Quincy, Massachusetts-based artist Jessica Brilli is  inspired by slides found at yard sales and in basements in New York and Massachusetts. She scours flea markets and antique shops for everyday objects.

Floral Lawn Chairs By Leah Giberson Jealous Curator

Leah GibersonFloral Pair, 2013
Acrylic over archival pigment print on panel

Leah Giberson was raised by artists deep in the woods of New Hampshire, but tends to depict scenes from suburbia.  She earned a B.F.A. in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997 and has lived in Boston ever since.

Wood Pile By Jeremy Miranda Jealous Curator

Jeremy Miranda
Jeremy Miranda, who was born in Newport, Rhode Island and earned a B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art, paints out of his studio on the coast of New Hampshire.

Portrait By Erin Fitzpatrick Jealous Curator

Erin Fitzpatrick, Sarah, 2013
Oil on birch panel
Baltimore native and graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art,Erin Fitzpatrick, began her current series of portraits in 2008.

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ARTmonday: Stefanie Klavens How We Live

Like many of the artists whose work I feature and own, I discovered photographer Stefanie Klavens at the School of Museum of Fine Arts sale in Boston. One year I was eyeing the photo of the two double beds (second photo below). It looks to me like a dreary motel room, though it’s titled Guest Room. I was attracted to the colors and the color fields, along with the general downtrodden, or at least severely outdated, decor. My husband very much didn’t want me to buy it. I didn’t.

That’s ok, because the following year I purchased the gold-hued living room photo of Klavens called Henry’s Paintings. I didn’t make the connection between them then, though now looking at them, it’s obvious these two interior photographs were taken by the same photographer. It’s hanging in a grouping of four photographs in our family room over our sofa, in a sort of compositional echo.

My favorite work of this mostly interior photography series that Klavens calls “How We Live,” is the first image here. To me, the pink and green living room interior really stands up. Swap out the art and preferably the shag rug (though a hip inhabitant could make it work) and you’re all set. Anna’s Parlor could work too, with its Jonathan Adler vibe.

Klavens describes the series as “the small-scale drama of everyday life.” She dubs them “portraits of people through the places they inhabit,” depicting “life captured as still life.” Klavens is inspired by “banal” and “mundane” scenes that hide clues about how people live. She says, “The images are empty and uninhabited, yet one senses a human presence just out of reach.”
In addition to this interior photography and similar exteriors of swimming pools, hotels, and the like, Klavins has photographed a series called “Theaters and Drive-Ins.”
Stefanie Klavens studied at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where she received a BFA and was awarded a Traveling Fellowship. Klavens has an upcoming exhibition this summer at the 555 Gallery in South Boston.

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Pink & Green Living Room

Formal Room

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Motel Room

Guest Room

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Wood Paneled Parlour

Anna’s Parlor

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Gold Living Room

Henry’s Paintings

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Seventies Kitchenette

Kitchenette

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photographs Animal Print Bed

Blue Room

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Pink Tiled Bathroom

Pink Tiles

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