From left to right: Tara Donovan, “Untitled (Molecule),” 2010; Hieronymus Bosch, “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” 1503–1515; Ai WeiWei, “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn,” 1995. Background: Liz Helfer & Ben Foley, “Lunar Etching,” 2012; clipart.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, July 2, 2017
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
In Triplicate showcases the power of three, whether three minds working toward a singular goal or an artwork in three parts. The Nave Gallery Annex has three distinct spaces; each room will be under the control of one artist or artist group with emphasis on considering the entire space. This does not necessarily mean that a room is filled with objects, but instead that each installation or series is well composed.
This format favors and encourages site-specific installation and multi-disciplinary collaborations. Artworks should address an interpretation of In Triplicate, how objects are part of a whole, replicate, or the idea of analog. This format also only allows for up to three collaborative artist groups to exhibit, making this a highly selective and competitive show.
In order to plan and conceptualize the spaces in the Nave Gallery Annex, please see the diagram of the gallery below. If you feel it is necessary and will contribute to your concept, you may indicate your room preference with a short explanation in your submission email.
– Artwork may be from any discipline: drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, digital media, etc.
– If you are submitting digital media, please be prepared to provide your own equipment.
– Artwork may be an ongoing performance; please be open to compromise based on gallery hours and limitations.
– Individual Artists may submit their interpretation of In Triplicate, with consideration as to how they will “fill” a space.
– Artist Collaborations & Groups: may have more or less than three members.
– Accepted pieces should be delivered to the Nave Annex located in Davis Square (53 Chester St, Somerville, MA) ready to install.
– Artwork must fit through a standard 32” door (or be able to be broken down to fit).
– Artists are responsible for cost of shipping work to and from the gallery.
– The Nave Gallery will retain a 30% commission for work sold.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
– There is a $15 submission fee per artist, payable through Paypal. Paypal is available here. Please include “In Triplicate” in the note field
– A maximum of three pieces or concepts may be entered for consideration
– Please send up to three submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
– 2D and 3D works should be submitted as .jpeg images
– Each .jpeg should be 1200 pixels in the long dimension and named as “NAME_#.jpg” where # is the submission number and NAME is your last name
– Video works may be submitted via a link to youtube, vimeo, or a similar platform
– Installation and performance proposals should be no longer than two pages, please include a sketch, diagram, or example images
– Include an image list in your submission email, indicating submission number, title, size, process, and year
– Please include a one page (or less) artist statement or bio for use in printed materials. For group proposals, please submit a statement or bio that encompasses the entire group or individual statements
– Please include website links and contact emails for each artist
• Deadline for entries: Sunday, April 30, 2017
• Notification: Friday, May 12, 2017
• Artwork drop off: Tuesday, May 30 – Thursday June 1, 2017
• Exhibition dates: April 27 – May 27, 2017
• Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 2017; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
• Artist Talk: Saturday, June 10, 2017
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Liz Helfer is a sculptor known primarily for her work with bronze and cast iron. Liz graduated with her BFA in 2010 from Alfred University. She has continued her artistic development through work in the United States and Europe. She has recently dipped a toe into curatorial waters and is fascinated by the confluence of contemporary art practice and the mediation of perception in our technological age. She currently creates cast metal and mixed media sculpture at her studio in Cambridge, MA.