Image credit: Cyrille Conan, THAT’S HOW I DOOS IT…, MIXED MEDIA, 2014
What’s a box? In an accidentally timely way, this show is about what constitutes, is kept out from, is constricted by, could be nurtured by, memorializes, questions, endangers, deconstructs, skirts the edges of, remains curious in, explodes from, revels in, is made less clear by, is made more seer by, starts the tears by, smarts and veers by, and could election engineer via the nature of being boXed.
Susan Berstler and Jesa Damora
Saturday, November 19; 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
November 19-December 18, 2016
Closed Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 26-27
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm
Nancy Anderson, Stephanie Angelo, Jim Banks, Alexandra Bravar, Cyrille Conan, Trayc Claybrook, Chris D’Amore, Margaret DeLima, Smith Eliot, Leah Frankel, Aurelie Galois, Michelle Claire Gevint, Melissa Glick, Lauren Goodnow, Don R. Griffin, Susan Hagner, Nancy Hart, Eirik Heintz, Marianne Hicks, Amy Hitchcock, Eric Lunde, Kristina McComb, Leighton McWilliams, Fred U Needham, Ted Ollier, Christine Palamidessi, Arlinda Shtuni, Stephanie Todhunter, James Zall, Andrea Zampitella
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Susan Berstler works as a visual artist, curator and arts producer. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally including in Germany, the Czech Republic, Scotland and Canada. She has been instrumental in starting a wide variety of arts projects in her home town of Somerville, MA including the Windows Art Project, Project MUM, the Phone Art Box Project, and the SqueezeBox Slam. One of her main interests is in transformative events and media, especially in the realm of public art.
Jesa Damora runs FunnelCake Marketing, an arts marketing and business development consulting firm, out of Somerville’s Artisan’s Asylum. Her consulting clients include painters, conceptual artists, street artists, metal workers, ceramicists, jewelers, musicians and inventors. She provides arts event development and execution (TED talks, Somerville Open Studios), offers curation services, and develops publicity and PR campaigns.
Jesa is also an artist with work in public, private and corporate collections. As an architect, she ran a consortium sponsored by the US Department of Energy, where she developed alliances, planned and managed events, and waded deep into major grant writing. She is published writer and editor, and a graduate of Harvard University.