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  • Upcoming Shows, Publications, Workshops - Fall 2019

    Observation & Imagination: Works on Paper
    Curated by Clifford Ackley
    October 24 – December 20, 2019
    Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord, MA

    ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban
    Curated by Judith Tolnick Champa
    October 25 – November 27, 2019
    Saturday October 26, forum and opening reception
    Rhode Island State House, Providence, RI

    The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology
    MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA
    October 2019 – June 2020

    My work will be included in a digital exhibition, curated by Barbara Hitchcock, curator of the Polaroid Collection and along with Deborah G. Douglas, Director of Collections and Curator of Science and Technology, co-curator of this exhibition

    My work will be included in the second edition of Jill Enfield's Guide to Alternative Processes, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, forthcoming 2019.

    This fall I will be offering a workshop in Maine:

    Out of the Blue: Exploring Cyanotype with Jesseca Ferguson
    Saturday October 5, 2019, 10 AM – 4 PM
    Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts
    University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

  • Art on Science: 26 études

    I am excited to be part of Art on Science: 26 études, a project sponsored by The Boston /Strasbourg Sister City Association, an organization facilitating cross cultural exchanges between Boston and Strasbourg.  Thirteen artists were selected from each city and are paired with a scientist in their home city to make work based on a scientific theme. I have the honor of working with Dr. Jean Huang, Associate Professor of Biology at Olin College, in an exploration of bioluminescence and cyanotype. Please visit http://as26project.com/ to learn more about the exhibitions in Boston (September 2019) and Strasbourg (May 2020), and the accompanying illustrated catalogue.

  • Pulp + Process at Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston

    Pulp + Process
    February 21 - April 21, 2019

    Curated by Sam Aldrich, 2019 Emerging Curator

    Paper is a staple that has been utilized by humans for centuries. It is a social and economic tool for preserving the past, recording the present and looking into the future. Pulp + Process will display a variety of paper-made works ranging from stunning cut paper to charming miniatures. Viewers are invited to discover how the craft of making paper by hand is being carried on by artists today, and to see how makers are using the medium to produce a massive variety of forms.

    Pulp + Process also marks the debut of the first exhibition to come out of the Society's Emerging Curator Program. This program allows young-in-career curators to propose an exhibition and work alongside gallery staff to produce the exhibition at the Society. Through this program, young curators will immerse themselves in the curatorial process and learn about all aspects of presenting a gallery exhibition through mentorship with Society staff and stakeholders. 

    2019 Emerging Curator Sam Aldrich is a recent graduate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where he received a BFA in Fibers. He has experience with design, fabrication, and installation, as well as being an artist assistant for professor and artist Nathalie Miebach. Sam is currently the Exhibition Associate at the Society of Arts + Crafts.

    Read more here

  • Meena Alexander

    Like so many artists and writers, I was saddened by the death last November of my dear and special friend, the writer/teacher/poet/editor, Meena Alexander. Among many other projects and activities, Meena contributed her poem, “Fragment – In Praise of the Book,” to the anthology, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. In 2013 I collaborated with Meena and used this poem to make a “cyanosphere” of text for the international artists' book project, An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street.

    Fragment, in Praise of the Book

    Book with the word for love
    In all the languages that flow through me,
    Book made of leaves from a mango tree
    Book of rice paper tossed by monsoon winds
    Book of pearls from grandmother’s wrist
    Book of bottle glass rinsed by the sea
    —Book of the illiterate heart—
    Book of alphabets burnt so the truth can be told
    Book of fire on al-Mutanabbi street
    Book for a child who wakes to smoldering ash
    Book of singing grief
    Book of desire glowing as light pours

    by Meena Floyce Alexander

  • Interstellar Sanctuary at Mills Gallery, Boston

    Interstellar Sanctuary

    Participating/Performing Artists: James Ellis Coleman, Jesseca Ferguson, Dell M. Hamilton, Elisa H. Hamilton, Mari Novotny-Jones, Mark Pevsner, John Powell and Anna Wexler

    Pack your bags for a cosmic journey as eight artists imagine a healing and visionary site for contemplating earth’s challenges—particularly climate change—in this immersive multi-disciplinary experience. Motivated by the poetry of possibility, some of these artists explore the profundity and darkness of this theme, while others have a more whimsical touch. Some artists focus on the concept of a journey away from earth, while others emphasize what is left here or what may await us elsewhere.

    Chart your own course to the stars! In this participatory experience, you will have the opportunity to create an artist book to log your journey, explore the historical impact of plantation slavery on today’s intertwined climate and migrant crises, contemplate vast cosmic space through durational performance evoking the disappearance of Voyagers 1 and 2, hear original music based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson, interact with a human-alien dating coordinator, pose questions about interstellar travel, and see Interstellar Sanctuary illuminated with the lights of the firmament.

  • Sténopé Exquis

    In case you are in France... I am honored to report that twelve of my pinhole images are included in Stenopes Exquis, an international exhibition of pinhole photography, organized by Marie-Noëlle Leroy. The show is on view from 29 November through December 24, 2017 at L'Atelier, 1, rue de Chateaubriand, 44000 Nantes, France. The other exhibiting photographers are Sabine Dizel (France), Guy Glorieux (Canada), Matthias Hagemann (Germany), georgia Krawiec (Poland/Germany), Marie-Noëlle Leroy (France), Annick Maroussy (France), Eric Mengual (France), Odile (France), Jacques Prudhomme (France), Guilhem Senges (Spain), Henrieke Strecker (Germany), and Henry Thomas (France).
    For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/frenchpinholecenter