Angle, Pitch | Outside
5 - 8:00 pm | 10 Ashland Street
On view thru October 30th at Outside gallery, Angle, Pitch, a group exhibition - curated by Amie Cunat - of recent work by Victoria Haven, Graham McDougal, and Piotr Chizinski. The show focuses on three distinct approaches on how the artists present the intangible through their work. Meticulously crafted, they also offer a sense of the contemplative within their respective processes.
On the Campus of MASS MoCA,Building 13
1315 MASS MoCA Way
Robin Best | Ferrin Contemporary
5 - 6:00 pm
Ferrin Contemporary focus this month is on work by Robin Best. Robin Best lives in Jingdezhen, China and shows her work through Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams, Massachusetts. The current work on view is a continuation of her series inspired by illustrations by international naturalist explorers. Best has researched the imagery of Plisse Aldrovandi, a 16th century Italian naturalist and regarded by many (including the Comte de Buffon and Carl Linnaeus) as the father of the science of natural history and was instrumental in the establishment of the Bologna Botanical Gardens.
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.
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.
Mary Sipp Green | Artist Book Foundation
5 - 6:00 pm
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.