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ARTmonday: MassArt Auction Preview

MassArt is the nation’s first public, independent college of art and design in the country. This year marks the MassArt Auction’s 28th anniversary, with proceeds going directly to scholarships and support for academic programs.

The MassArt Auction is this Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:30 at MassArt. All the artwork in the silent auction is online now at Paddle 8. Here are some of my favorites. Ready, set, bid.

Flowers By Donald Sultan at MassArt Auction

Donald Sultan, Mimosas, October 2, 2006, 2006
Etching, Aquatint, and Silkscreen
Starting bid, $4,500

Geometric Abstract Mixed Media By Nona Hershey at MassArt Auction

Nona Hershey, Interference I, 2016
Watercolor, Graphite Powder, Gouache, and Laser-Cut Fluorescent Plexiglass
Starting bid, $2,400

Abstracted Photo By Mclean Graham at MassArt Auction

Clark McLean Graham, Untitled Video Still with Pink Paint, 2015
Acrylic Archival Pigment Print Transfer onto Aluminum
Starting bid, $405

Abstract Collage With Marilyn Monroe at MassArt Auction

James Gibson, Marilyn 2 ways, 2014
Silkscreen Monoprint
Starting bid, $450

Landscape Photo With Pink Cups at MassArt Auction

Thomas Jackson, Cups no. 2, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
Starting bid, $2,820

Encaustic Artwork By Susan Hardy Brown at MassArt Auction

Susan Hardy Brown, Snow Queen, 2015
Encaustic with Queen Anne’s Lace on Panel
Starting bid, $240

Abstract Collage Assemblage at MassArt Auction

TJ Kelley III, The Choice is Yours but the Answer is Clear, 2016
Acrylic on Assembled Panels
Starting bid, $360

Girl In Bra With Camera At Mass Art Auction

Erin M. Riley, Nudes 17, 2014
Hand Woven Textile
Starting bid $2,520

Beach Photo With Figures At Mass Art Auction

Thomas Gearty, Jumping Bridge, Martha’s Vineyard, 2006
Archival Inkjet Print
Starting bid, $390

Abstract Wood Sculpture At Mass Art Auction

Damien Hoar De Galvan, V, 2015
Wood, Paint, and Glue
Starting bid, $460

Pathwork Abstract Adrienne Shishko At Mass Art Auction

Adrienne Shishko, Preservation Hall, 2016
Acrylic, Paper, Ink, Plastic, and Textiles
Starting bid, $1,140

Still LIfe Painting By Karen O'Neill

Karen O’Neil, August, 2015
Oil on Linen
Starting bid, $2,700

Still Life With Pear by Anne Harney At Mass Art Auction

Anne Harney, Pear and Bowl, 2016
Oil on Canvas
Starting bid, $390

Pool Art At Mass Art Auction

Alyssa Macaulay, The Deep End I, 2012
Archival Digital Prints, Scanned Documents, Wood, Glue and Custom-Made Boxes with Plexiglas
Starting bid, $480

Music Scene At Mass Art Auction

Arne Reimer, Record Store in Madison, WI, 2015
Chromogenic Print
Starting bid, $540

Abstracted Landscape At Mass Art Auction

Holly Harrison, True North, 2015
Mixed Media on Panel
Starting bid, $960

Sandpaper Tower By Brent Refsland At Mass Art Auction

Brent Refsland, Sandcastle #102, 2016
Cut Sandpaper on Paper
Starting bid, $900

Frame With Butterflies By Paul Villinski At Mass Art Auction

Paul Villinski, Legacy V, 2016
Antique Frame, Aluminum (Found Cans), Wire, and Gold Leaf
Starting bid, $10,800

Multicolor Cubes on Plywood At Mass Art Auction

George Creamer, Untitled, 2016
Mixed Media
Starting bid, $3,000

Highly Abstracted Landscape By Kristin Texeira At Mass Art Auction

Kristin Texeira, an evening stroll to the moon, 2016
Oil on Paper
Starting bid, $450

 

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Site Spotlight: Room 68

Nick Siemaska, Eric Portnoy, and Brent Refsland in their shop, Room 68.
Photo: Laura Barisonzi for Boston Magazine

Design shop Room 68 is Boston’s answer to Matter (heaven, on the edge of Soho). Owned by three bespectacled design hipsters in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (an outlying area of Boston), the gallery-like shop opened this past fall. I cringe to say I haven’t actually been (it may be Boston, but it’s a 25 minute drive from my Back Bay sofa). The guys have garnered plenty of press (no surprise, as we get hot and bothered by new design outlets), including write-ups in Boston Magazine, Boston Globe, and Apartment Therapy.

I am familiar with a number of the Boston-area designers whose work if for sale, including furniture maker Jacob Kulin, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with, accessories designer/architect Susana DeVoe of Make.Good Studio, who I met last year at the SoWa Open Market, Debra Folz, a New England Home 5 Under 40 winner, who I met at the party, and Nervous System, a design team with degrees from MIT and Harvard.

Textile designer Cary Hewitt is a new find . . . her reversible rugs look delicious. I love the wood vases from Seth Rolland, and  Pelrine + Durrell Design’s Lobster Trap Table is an excellent contemporary interpretation of a vernacular monstrosity.Many of the designers are local, but not all. Room 68 recently launched its online shopping site. Below are the above mentioned items, and more, complete with links both to buy and to the designers’ own sites.

 

S H O P P I N G

Lobster Trap Table by Pelrine + Durrell Design, $1,500 (Boston)
Comfort/Conform Pillows by Make.Good Studio, $150 each (Boston)
Reaction Cups designed by Nervous System, $60
Lotus and Jasmine Wood Vases by Seth Rolland, $115 (Seattle)
Balancing Blocks designed by Fort Standard, $80.
Turned Leg End Table by Pelrine + Durrell Design, $700 (Boston)
Procession Reversible Rug by Cary Hewitt, $750 (Boston)
Concrete Idea by Kaza Designs, $15
X-Stitch Stool by Debra Folz, $1,600 (Boston)
Twist A Twill Blanket by Tina Ratzer, $140 (Copenhagen)
Spool by Jeb Jones, $450 (upstate New York)
Blossoms on Cherry Reversible Rug by Cary Hewitt, $650 (Boston)
Single Leg Coffee Table by Jacob Kulin, $3,500 (Boston)
Beam Bench by Jacob Kulin, $2,000 (Boston)

Room 68 • 68 South Street • Jamaica Plain • Boston

Photo: Apartment Therapy Boston

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