Image above: Pretty Sad (2017) by Resa Blatman. Acrylic on paper, fake flowers.
#RESIST is an exhibition of art that speaks to the current political climate in the United States and elsewhere. Themes explored range from alt facts to coal mining to sanctuary cities and more.
Susan Berstler and Greg Cook
Thursday, April 27th; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
April 27 – May 27, 2017
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Thursday & Friday, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Somerville Open Studios: Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7; 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Christina Balch, Resa Blatman, Jesse Blu, Emily Chan, Chris D’Amore, Russell DuPont, Yorgos Efthymiadis, Richard Ferrari, Samantha Fields, Dina Gjertsen, Nicolas Hyacinthe, Lee Kilpatrick, M, Elizabeth Menges, Ansis Purins, Allison and Jason Rabin, Rhonda Ratray, Rebecca Schnopp, Cory Shea, Brittany Smith, Margi Weir, Nanette Wylde (PreNeo Press)
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.
Greg Cook is an arts reporter and critic for WBUR.org. His writing has also appeared in The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Globe, Art New England, Juxtapoz Magazine, Art & Antiques, PoetryFoundation.org and several newspapers in suburban Boston. He founded and ran The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research for seven years, which won a 2009 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Lately, Cook organizes festivals like Somerville’s Pity Party, The Tiny Tall Ships Festival, the AgriCultural Festival, and the upcoming Tiny Great Outdoors Festival and How To Fix The World Festival. He also created The Saddest Parade On Earth, which has processed through Cambridge, Beverly and Gloucester, and organized groups for parades in Gloucester and Malden.
His own pictures have appeared in fancy publications like Nickelodeon magazine, Publishers Weekly and The Believer, and have received honorable mentions in the 2006 and ’07 editions of “The Best American Comics.” He’s exhibited his artwork in Italy, France, Canada, Abu Dhabi, the United States, and the bathrooms of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.