We’ve introduced a number of new artists into the #WebsterArtProject at Webster & Company in the Boston Design Center this fall, in addition to new pieces by existing artists. Some are hanging, and some are en route. Here is a sampling; you can find a full listing of works here.
Thanks to my friend interior designer Dee Elms of Terrat Elms, who suggested me for the project, Mr. Webster and I have been collaborating on bringing new artwork to his Boston Design Center showroom, Webster & Company.
I pick the artists (most have ties to New England) and present available pieces to Mr. Webster. He and Visual Design Director Jonathan Giacoletto choose which ones to feature and where to hang them. We began in fall 2015 and it’s an ongoing success.
For a full listing of available works (as well as those that have sold), see the Webster Art Project tab here on my blog. If you are interested in pricing, please email me at stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com.
We’ve added seven more pieces to the installation I curated with Mr. Webster for his showroom, Webster & Company, at the Boston Design Center. All abstracts in shades of black, white, and grey, by artists with distinct styles.
The first four are by Betty Carroll Fuller, whose work I first saw on the Outer Cape. An art professor at Cape Cod Community College, Fuller’s work presents abstract forms, lines, and layers of color that are simple and spare, but not spartan. The next abstract painting is by Jen Kelly, a Hingham-based artist who studied art at Boston College and has a master’s in social work. Kelly paints abstracts and landscapes while combining the arts with social causes. The third is Jen Bradley, who my friend Stephanie Walker of Waitsfield, Vermont gallery Walker Contemporary brought to the mix. Bradley is a Boston-born artist who earned a B.F.A at MassArt and teaches at South Shore Art Center, paint, screen-printing, glazes, and drawing in her abstract works.
Webster & Company is hosting an opening this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6pm-8pm at the showroom at the Boston Design Center. Please let me know if you’d like to attend.
Betty Carroll Fuller, Family Reunion, 2012
Betty Carroll Fuller, Mean Girls, 2013
Betty Carroll Fuller, Summer, 2011
Betty Carroll Fuller, When Grey Clouds Turn Black, 2014
Jen Kelly, Music to My Ears
Jen Bradley, Paradise V
Jen Bradley, Paradise III
Works by all 21 artists now installed
at Webster & Company, Boston Design Center
Today is part 2 of my stint as guest blogger at New England Home, and the subject is Farm Project Space + Gallery, in Wellfleet, MA. Owner/gallery director Susie Nielsen has flawless taste and intuition about what will work in a town that is better known for pretty landscapes that appeal to tourists than crisp abstracts that speak to the more permanent community, which is actually known for its artists. While Nielsen agrees the work she shows are more about ideas than creating a representation of the physical world, her choices are accessible. I love what I see. I hope you’ll click over to my blog post on NEH, and scroll down for lots more images.
Brooklyn-based artist M.P. Landis puts postage stamps directly on the back of each piece (mixed media on wood), and sticks them in the mail addressed to Farm.
Jill Vasileff “Pink Hum,” acrylic on tree branches from “Around the Day in Eighty Worlds” at Farm this past June. It’s actually a bunch of individual pieces (Nielsen is selling them for $100 each or $3500 for all). It’s on the cover of this month’s Artscope Magazine.
Detail, Tony Orrico, Penwald: 3: circle on knees (studio impression 1), 2010, graphite on paper. Tony Orrico uses the geometry of his own body to create intricate forms through repeated actions. The marks left behind reveal minute shifts in his position. This detail was the centerpiece of last week’s exhibit “In Our Wake,” which featured concrete representations of dance performances. Nielsen mounted the show in conjunction with The Movement Party.
Katie Schetlich, co-director of The Movement Party and Emma Hoette, dancer.
The exhibit was part of the larger “Fleet Moves” dance festival that took place in Wellfleet July 5th to 8th.
Jill Vasileff, No 05, from the series “A Mies is a Mies is a Mies”
This is my favorite piece. The series was inspired by Vasileff’s the play of sunlight in a Mies van der Rohe house—she grew up in one. It’s acrylic on board, but looks like encaustic. I love the fluorescent pink drips of paint on all the edges.
M.P. Landis, WD Series, mixed media on folded paper
M.P. Landis, WD Series, mixed media on folded paper
Betty Carroll Fuller, Unraveling, prisma color pencil on paper
Left:Judith Trepp, untitled, ink on Indian paper Right:Julia Salinger, untitled, mixed media on paper
Julia Salinger wearing a starfish fascinator of her own creation. Fresh off a fellowship in Italy, she opened her new studio space, Mermaid’s Garage in Wellfleet this week.
Nielsen was working on a postcard for the upcomingPablo Manga show (7/7 – 8/8) when I stopped by early last week.
Tim Donovan at the opening of SundayMondayTuesdayWednesday on Saturday evening. I blogged about one of his photos I bought a few summers ago. He’s now represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston, where he had a show last fall. The piece in the background is by Sam Trioli.
Tim Donovan, Untitled: Archive UE562. Notice the bubbled plexiglass.
Marie Lorenz, Mill Basin (purse), 2010, collograph on Rives deLin Edition Varie 1 of 5.
These prints illuminate objects Lorenz encountered while navigating waterways in New York Harbor. These items serve both as landmarks in her own journey as well as a trace of movements by unknown visitors who leave these items behind. These were part of the “In Our Wake” show.
Local artist (and Dorchester, MA native) Peter Scarbo Frawley. Earlier this summer, someone from MoMA came in and purchased 15 of his pieces. These types of works are called “concrete poetry.”