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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

[Ferrin Gallery] ONVIEW- North Adams "HERE" is there


DOWNSTREET Gallery 51's HERE opens Thursday

HERE, Reimaging Mass MoCA, the exhibit Leslie Ferrin curated with Ven Voisey and Jonathan Secor for MCLA's Gallery 51 opens THERE in North Adams on September 24 during DOWNSTREET - a city wide set of organized art openings.

If you miss this week's events,
there is an Artist Salon on October  8th  to discuss the show and how things have changed in the ten years since MASS MoCA first opened.  Through October 25th  and on view during Open Studios - October 18-19th.

The call for entries brought in over 60 submissions resulting in 25 artists working in all media - video, photography, painting and sculpture.  Artists selected include several emerging artists from North Adams who have grown up in the shadow of MASS MoCA, now ten years old and others who have clearly used the institution and the facility as a muse or source of inspiration.  Three Ferrin Gallery artists were among those selected.  

Artists include:  Scott Barrow, Kay Canavino, Gordon Chandler, Laura Christensen, Joan Diamant, Wendy James, Jaye Fox, Joe Fusaro, Wendy Goldberg, Amanda Hartlage, J.C. Jorgerst, Phelan Levall, Melanie Mowinski, John Mitchell, David Ricci, Greg Scheckler, Nicholas Whitman, and Michael Zelehoski.

MCLA Gallery 51

51 Main Street
North Adams, MA
(413) 664-8718
Click Here for Link to Gallery Website and Art ONVIEW - and links to art in various locations in the Berkshires and beyond.

ONVIEW IN HERE: Gordon Chandler

GORDON CHANDLER'S photograph refers to the series of photos he shot on a visit to the exhibit "Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection" on view at MASS MoCA from March 2005 to March 2006.

Photo Caption: Gordon Chandler, Mass MOCA 1/1, 2006,
21 x 28"
Click Here for Link to FerrinGallery.com and Gordon Chandler

ONVIEW IN HERE: Michael Zelehoski

MICHAEL ZELEHOSKI directly references the reuse of MASS MoCA by creating a "re-construction" from materials from gleaned from building 17.

Photo Caption: Michael Zeleshoski, Dodecadillion, 2009,
49 x 51"
Click Here for Link to FerrinGallery.com and Michael Zelehoski

ONVIEW IN HERE: Nicholas Whitman

NICHOLAS WHITMAN'S three exhibited photographs were made in the former Sprague Electric Company after it had closed in the mid eighties and before it became MASS MoCA in 1999.
The abandoned factory was architecturally vast but through it’s ordinary details the human side of the multitudes that once worked there was evident.

All production workers at Sprague all had time cards with which they would “punch the clock”.   The cards were inserted into a network of clocks which recorder their hours.  These cards stood in racks.  Workers had a slot in the rack for their card.  As Sprague failed workers were progressively let go – and their names removed from the rack and stuck on the wall.

Photo Caption: Nicholas Whitman, Time Card Rack with Names – faux trompe l'oeil , 14 x 18"

Click Here for Link to FerrinGallery.com and Nicholas Whitman


JOE GOODWIN: A Recent Epoch
Solo exhibition of large scale acrylic paintings and small scale intimate monotypes
Artist Talk:  Wednesday, September 30th 7 pm

LUCY FELLER: Wish You Were Here - A Postcard Series
Solo exhibition of digital collage photographs

Artist Talk and Closing Reception:  Lucy Feller will present an artist talk at the gallery at 3:30 on October 10 preceding a closing reception in her honor from 4 to 6pm.

Photo Caption: Lucy Feller, "To My Old Flame", Digital Collage Photograph, 2009, 6 x 4"
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