ARTmonday: Emerging Female Artists at Collective 131

Last week the founder/director of Collective 131, Cassandra Fiorenza, emailed me to tell me about this online art gallery, which exclusively features emerging female artists. I was excited to see that an artist I’ve worked with in the past, Patricia Spergel, is represented here.

Fiorenza launched Collective 131 in 2018. In addition to its online platform, exhibits at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the Affordable Art Fair, and Superfine! Art Fair.  The site offers artwork for sale, and also pulls together exhibitions.

The current online exhibition, “Personal Space” features art created during the last few months during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pieces have been hung in a virtual exhibition space that you can move through with your mouse/keyboard, so definitely check it out.

I pulled 10 paintings and works on paper from the new arrivals section of Collective 131, all of which are all for sale. You can click through for pricing, which is reasonable. I’ve purchased several pieces of art from various other initiatives during this time, which I’ll post on my Instagram account @StyleCarrotCurates when they arrive.

Cortney Herron Portrait Selfie Painting

Cortney Herron

Mary Younkin Still Life Books Painting

Mary Younkin

Elizabeth Tillemans Landscape Painting

Elizabeth Tillemans

Emi Avori Bohemian Plant Painting

Emi Avora

Cassandra Brown Abstract Painting

Cassandra Brown

Cathleen Clarke Painting

Cathleen Clarke

Noa Charuvi Abstract Still Life Painting

Noa Charuvi

Nicole Renee Ryan Abstract Landscape Painting

Nicole Renee Ryan

Patricia Spergel Abstract Painting

Patricia Spergel

Sam Ticknor Affordable Art

Sam Ticknor

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ARTmonday: Lynne Kortenhaus at Schoolhouse Gallery

Boston and Provincetown based printmaker Lynne Kortenhaus has new work on display right this minute at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. The show, curated by gallery director Mike Carroll, features collages by  Lynne Kortenhaus, photographs by Amy Arbus, wall-mounted sculptures by Breon Dunigan, abstract paintings by Jeannie Motherwell, and more.

Kortenhaus is influenced by the changing moods of the sea. I visited her studio at the Fine Arts Work Center in summer 2017 for an inside look of how she layers textural tidbits to create her delicate and evocative abstract compositions. (You can see the piece I purchased later that winter here, on my @StyleCarrotCurates Insta feed.)

For this series, which is much bolder in style and color, Kortenhaus was inspired by decades family mementos, photographs, and scrapbooks. She began to interweave memories of her family home and early life, just as the term “shelter in place” became the world’s call to action this spring. Kortenhaus integrated those elements with recent etchings and lithographs to create larger scale pieces. She employed various mediums and materials to create artwork that seeks to find balance and safe haven.

Stop by The Schoolhouse Gallery to see  her new, on display through August 10. Here are four pieces from the current show:









See new work by Lynne Kortenhaus at The Schoolhouse Gallery
494 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod
through August 10, 2020.

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ARTmonday: Piñata-Inspired Installation at the Pru

Have you walked into the Prudential Center lately? Next time you’re at the Apple Store, cross the street and have a look. Boston-based public art organization Now + There has kicked off its 2020 season with a temporary, site-specific, and very colorful installation.

¡Provecho! by Justin Favela, which hangs from two towering windows facing Boylston Street, is joyous. The piece, inspired by piñatas is an ode to Boston’s Latinx culture. It is meant to evoke “the happiness, fulfillment, and pleasure we experience after sharing a good meal with family and friends.”

Justin Favela, a Las Vegas-based artist of Guatemala-Mexican-American heritage spoke with Afro-Latina, agitator, activist, and Boston City Councilor, Julia Mejia on The Art People podcast. Listen  here.

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

¡Provecho! by Justin Favela through Now + There at Prudential Center, Boston through March 2020.

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ARTmonday: Center for Maine Contemporary Art Auction

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, is a really great contemporary arts institution in Rockland, Maine, that supports local and national emerging and established contemporary artists who have associations with Maine.

CMCA’s Art You Love Auction is online now via Paddle8. Bidding opened on February 14 and closes on Friday, February 28, at 5 p.m. Some pieces are affordable artworks. Proceeds from the CMCA auction support its contemporary art exhibitions and educational programming.

Here’s a sampling of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art auction offerings:

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Abstract Painting

Kate Russo, Odd Couple #4, 2013
Oil on panel, 6 x 6 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Still LIfe Painting

Tracy Miller, Blackberries, 2019
Oil on canvas, 10 x 10 in

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Woodblock Print

Meghan Brady, GG, 2019
Woodcut on kozo, Edition of 10, 10 x 8.5 in

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Abstract Painting

Peter Halley, Exchange, 1996
Screen print with texture plate, 52 of 100, 22 x 30 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Fiber Arts Mixed Media

Gail Skudera, Portrait VWoolf/Desert Bloom 3, 2018
Loom woven-photo & color print on paper with cotton, linen, & chenille fibers
8.5 x 11 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Still Life Painting

Jenny Brillhart, Jade, 9:55am, September, 2019
Oil on Yupo paper, 26 x 20 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Landscape Painting

Greta Van Campen, August Greens, 2019
Acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 in 

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ARTmonday: Michele Poirier-Mozzone’s Underwater Artworks

Massachusetts-based artist Michele Poirier Mozzone  will be showing “Fractured Light,” a series of oil and pastel paintings of figures under water, at Paul Dietrich Gallery at CambridgeSeven in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 2, 2020 – May 29, 2020.

Poirier-Mozzone’s underwater artworks were inspired by watching her daughter swim in a pool. She was intrigued by the beautiful quality of the light and distortion of the figure. According to an article in Cape Cod Life, Poirier-Mozzone shoots underwater with a GoPro camera to capture inspiration images. She infuses her underwater paintings with color, rather than retaining the predominantly blue tones of the original situtions.

The Taunton-born artist, who attended Emmanuel College in Boston, spends summers in Falmouth and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design’s Continuing Education Program and the Providence Art Club.

Exhibition: March 2, 2020 – May 29, 2020
Artist Reception + Talk: March 19, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Paul Dietrich Gallery at CambridgeSeven
1050 Massachusetts Ave # 51, Cambridge, Mass.
Underwater Paintings By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Rush, 2020, pastel, 12×12

Underwater Paintings By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Sidekicks, 2019, oil on canvas, 36×36

Underwater Art By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Gypsy, 2019, oil on canvas, 36×36

Underwater Artwork By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Opus, 2019, pastel, 14×24

Underwater Swimmers Artwork By Michele Poirier Mozzone

With Purpose, 2020, oil on panel, 24×12

Artist Michele Poirier-Mozzone is represented by Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport, RI and The Drawing Room, New Bedford, MA .

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