April Open Group Show
On View: April 3-27, 2014
Reception: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6-8pm
Kasey Davis Appleman, Sandrine Colson-Inam, Lauren Costa, Miles Donovan, Roger Galuska, Marnie Jain, Alexandra Jordankova, Alex Kittle, Maggie Loh, Liliana Marquez, Heather M. Morris, Cristina Nelson, Annie Park, Robin Radin, Coleman Rogers, Charlie Rosenberg, Phil Ryan, JoAnne Steeves, and Gayle White
ABOUT THE SHOW:
It is often said that the only constant is change itself, a fact perhaps seen most clearly in shifts in urban spaces as buildings are torn down and replaced or renovated. The plot of land remains the same but its appearance is changed, just as old materials may be repurposed for new uses. For its April open group show, UFORGE Gallery called for artwork that responds to such shifts, either through regeneration of material, repurposing of old artworks, or personal interpretation of the subject. Artists were asked to consider how they viewed frequent adjustments in their own daily landscapes, and how they could “renovate” their own work and perspective.
Brenda Atwood Pinardi: A Retrospective
On View: May 1 – June 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 4, 2014, 5-7pm
ABOUT THE SHOW:
A prolific and versatile artist, Pinardi taught at UMass Lowell for over three decades, where she encouraged students to live confidently as artists. She passed away in 2010, but her spirit lives on in both the people she inspired and the art she left behind. UFORGE Gallery honors her legacy with this retrospective, highlighting a range of work- from her tonally subdued figures and shimmering mermaids, to sinister monoprints and colorful, eclectic assemblages. During a career that spanned over fifty years, the artist created surreal dreamscapes in paint and assembled media, infused with emotion and wonder. Though often fantastic in subject, Pinardi’s works are relatable in theme, touching on experiences of loneliness, comfort, romance, power, and loss.