Member Collective Showcase
On View: September 4-28, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, September, 2014, 6-8pm UFORGE Gallery is excited to announce the launch of its membership collective, introducing its new artist members with a group showcase.
In the summer of 2014, UFORGE Gallery expanded its offerings with new types of exhibits, from its first solo exhibition to its first juried show. Now, the gallery presents the work of its first members, a talented group of local artists working in diverse media. This program has been established with the intention of bringing artists together to share resources, exhibit their works, reach new audiences, and reach their goals. Members bring with them a range of personal backgrounds, artistic techniques, and inspirational sources that will combine and develop over the course of their collaborations. Gallery director Brian Crete says, “We at UFORGE are so excited to launch this new initiative as a way of expanding both our services to local artists and our presence in Boston’s artistic community. We believe the membership collective will be a fantastic way for artists to reach the next level in their careers within a supportive, professional environment.”
This showcase serves as an introduction to members’ work, ranging from meditative collagraphic prints and introspective assemblages, to lively layered collage and colorful, energetic portraits. For artists like painter Anne McCaffrey, the exhibit is an opportunity to experiment and move in new directions. She says, “After a prompt from UFORGE’s ‘Identity’ exhibit, I was encouraged to work text-based elements into my painting, which I’ve developed into a series after feedback within the membership. The experience has been helpful as I try out new ideas and share them with the other artists, and can start showing the works together at the gallery.”
Exhibiting artists include: Quenby Bucklaew, James Flynn, Amy Hitchcock, Christine Ledoux, Liliana Marquez, Anne McCaffrey, Erica Nazzaro, Cristina Nelson, Steve Sanagpore, Kristilyn Stevenson, and Shaanti Williams