3 Second Stories | Gallery 51
51 Main St.
image: Tom Olson, "Flips"
5 - 8:00 pm
Currently on view through September 22nd, flipbook artist Tom Olson weaves tales of love, loss, and other investigations into the human psyche and the absurd by spending countless hours drawing hundreds of pages to arrive at a profound three seconds. Olson created his flip books in a bygone era of New York, before launching a successful career as a Washington, DC attorney. These recently discovered pieces, however, still feel just as fresh as they must have decades ago. This is the first showing of these small treasures and inclu video and print presentations of the flip books as well as a display of the original pieces.
This exhibit has been guest curated by Corwin Levi.
VOLUME | Berkshire Art Museum | 159 E. Main St.
5 - 7:00 pm
"VOLUME" - ESCULTURAS GRANDES, ESCULTURAS DE MESA, VESSELS, VOLUME IN MINIATURE
Two dozen artists exhibiting - from large indoor and outdoor sculptures to sculptures on pedestals to poetry and architectural models. Free Admission.
Pieces from Pictures | Outside | 10 Ashland Street
5 - 8:00 pm
On view thru September 7th at Outside gallery an installation of new work by Australian artist
Elizabeth Corkery. "Pictures from Pieces" generates a symbiotic relationship between cinematic sequence and sculptural ensemble, using the gallery as a mechanism for installation to present ideas of duration and simultaneity. The piece builds on Corkery’s collective body of work that has explored the traditional boundaries between prints/architecture, surface/depth, image/matter, while making more explicit the relation between spatial perception, bodily motion and perceived passages of time.
On the Campus of MASS MoCA,Building 13
1315 MASS MoCA Way
Thomas Jackson | Cynthia-Reeves
5 - 6:00 pm
"Emergent Behavior," an exhibition of prints and site-based installation by San Francisco based artist Thomas Jackson will be on view at CYNTHIA-REEVES from August 26th - October 7th. The artist will be working on site August 22 - 25.
The hovering installations featured in Thomas Jackson's ongoing series of photographs are inspired by self-organizing, 'emergent" systems in nature such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schooling fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured, as well as the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the installations from the unexpected materials and placing them where they seem least to belong, the artist aims to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.
CYNTHIA-REEVES has initiated a new program emphasizing art-making and an open dialog between the artist and viewers, inviting artists to work on site and engage visitors in their artistic process.
Mara Superior | Ferrin Contemporary
5 - 6:00 pm
Ferrin Contemporary will have a select works on view featuring work by the 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow Award winner, Mara Superior. The work on display features themes of political social commentary and homage to history through her sculptures and collection platters
Ferrin Contemporary represents leading international contemporary artists whose primary medium is clay. Based in North Adams on the MASS MoCA campus, Ferrin Contemporary offers selected works for sale by represented artists, masterworks from private collections and curated exhibitions.
Mary Sipp Green | Artist Book Foundation
On view at The Artist Book Foundation's Loius and Susan Meisel Gallery, the work of landscape artist Mary Sipp-Green featuring recent giclee prints and giclee prints with pastels. The
The Artist Book Foundation publishes, shares, and preserves artist books offering the richest visual presentations and most informed narratives of artists’ lives and work.
Based in the bucolic Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, American painter Mary Sipp Green has a superlative ability to engage the viewer in the emotive atmosphere of her landscapes and seascapes. She achieves an ethereal, nuanced quality in her paintings that imparts a refined, inimitable serenity.
DSA in non-traditional spaces:
on view at Mountain One Bank during bank hours
Sarah is a North Adams painter who has focused recently on ink drawings and watermedia. She is an internationally known painter and writer whose work has been exhibited in the US and abroad. She has been a recipient and finalist for many grants and fellowships.
Bloom Town: Misa Chapell & Kathline Carr
on view at Adams Community Bank during bank hours
A play on the phase Boom Town, an exhibition about hope, growth, beauty, and a reference to the physical and metaphysical blooming of North Adams.