UFORGE Gallery presents a new group exhibition for the month of November, titled “Journeys.”
This exhibition features work from eight local artists, all involved in UFORGE’s Member Collective. Pulling from series that the artists have begun since joining the collective, the works are thematically drawn together by their varying uses of narrative in subject and material. Several artists tell direct stories in their work, with Kristi Lyn adapting an English folk ballad with colorful illustrations, and Christine Ledoux re-imagining the archetypal figures of David and Goliath through collage. Shaanti Williams captures images of his community as well as surrounding popular culture in his expressive marker portraits, hinting at their subjects’ personalities and backstories. Other artists create spaces suggestive of narrative settings, such as printmaker Quenby Bucklaew, who makes thoughtful architectural compositions by combining printing techniques, and Erica Nazzaro, whose watercolor landscapes have an edge of unreality. Steve Sangapore’s large-scale canvases suggest surreal, otherworldly dimensions that could easily serve as the backdrop for a science-fiction novel. Still others on exhibit tell stories through material: Amy Hitchcock gathers found objects and photographs in her allusive, complex assemblages, while Liliana Marquez incorporates reclaimed building components into her abstract wall-pieces, referencing their utilitarian history while giving them new uses. The final result is a diverse, arresting exhibition with many stories to tell.
“Journeys” is on view from November 6th through November 30th, 2014, with a reception to be held on Thursday, November 6th from 6-8 PM.
About UFORGE Gallery
Founded in 2011, UFORGE Gallery is committed to showing both professional and emerging contemporary artists in a fun, inclusive environment. Their innovative exhibits feature a range of artwork in different media, and their membership collective and professional service programs offer new opportunities for artists to move ahead in their careers. The gallery also hosts the popular Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series and Figure 1 Drawing Group with Zombie Romance. They are located at 767 Centre St in Jamaica Plain, MA. Hours are 5-8pm, Thursday-Friday, and 12-6pm, Saturday-Sunday.