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Nave 155

Image above: Designed by Resa Blatman; includes detail from Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, Garden of Earthly Delights DATE & TIME: Sunday, April 23, 2017; 1:00 pm LOCATION: Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 ... continue




2017 Somerville Toy Camera Festival (Nave Gallery)

Image credit: Susan Arthur, Sam Dreaming, 15 x19, Holga Tri-X Lo-fi art takes over Somerville, MA. The fifth annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival (STCF) takes place at the Nave Gallery Annex, ... continue




SMFA First Year 2016, Part II

During the months of February and March, first year MFA graduate students display work in sites in and around Boston. Five SMFA artists, Junyuan Feng, Penghuan Guo, Robin Levine, Phoebe ... continue




Situational: A Studio Research Residency

The Nave Gallery is proud to have in residence Kathy Desmond and Lauren O’Neal. This residency is a continuously shifting site-specific installation where Desmond and O’Neal experiment with different modes ... continue




MAGNUS JOHNSTONE: LARGER WORKS

Magnus Johnstone was known to many Bostonians from his tenure in town from the late ‘70s through the late ‘90s as a trailblazing radio DJ (on WZBC 90.3 FM and ... continue




Soaring Through the Matrix: Magnus Johnstone Paintings

Magnus Johnstone, known to many Bostonians from his tenure in town from the ‘70s through the ‘90s – as a trailblazing radio DJ (on WZBC 90.3 FM and WMBR 88.1 ... continue




Entre Chien et Loup: Works by Francis Domec, 1960-2017

Francis Domec was a Medford-based artist whose artwork explored elements of transformation. Playing with lines and figures by means of drawings and collages, Francis used all types of mediums to ... continue




2018 Somerville Toy Camera Festival

Image credit: Richard Bonvissuto (Palm Springs, CA) – “Circus Tent,” Shanghai GP3 100 in Holga camera Lo-fi art takes over Somerville, MA. The sixth annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival (STCF) ... continue




Those Who Can, Teach

This show is a celebration of artists who teach grades K-12. We often spend so much time and energy motivating and helping our students create, that we risk neglecting our ... continue




AVATARS // ghosts

Nave Gallery presents AVATARS a two-part exploration curated by Christina Balch, Giuliana Funkhouser and Krista Wright. AVATARS // ghosts attempts to document the ways that artists represent their bodies, their ... continue




AVATARS // futures

AVATARS // ghosts and AVATARS // futures attempt to document the ways that artists represent their bodies, their ideas, their nations, and their dead in today’s digital world where the ... continue




Secret Gardens

Image credit: Life Finds a Way, Rebecca Skinner; Photograph on aluminum Secret Gardens revels in the beauty and wonder of botany, and explores how botanical imagery can symbolize ideas, attributes, morality lessons ... continue




Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community

Image Credit: Cycling Mass Ave by Percy Fortini-Wright Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community (W2W), is a gallery exhibition of street art and street-inspired studio art that represents the ways ... continue




boXed

 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, ... continue




SMFA First Year 2016, Part 1

During the months of February and March, first year MFA graduate students display work in sites in and around Boston. Four SMFA artists, Riley Allen, Hannah Bates, William Van Beckum ... continue




Reclamation II

Following in the footsteps of women’s rights leaders, activists, and makers, today’s female artists are reclaiming feminism, reclaiming domesticity, and reclaiming their role as makers and creators. Through art, women ... continue




Reclamation I

Following in the footsteps of women’s rights leaders, activists, and makers, today’s female artists are reclaiming feminism, reclaiming domesticity, and reclaiming their role as makers and creators. Through art, women ... continue




FLOW

T.D. Heavican, A Loss for Words (detail) FLOW is an exhibition of work highlighting continuous movement. Speaking to literal motion as well as the metaphysical – such as rhythms of social ... continue




2015 Somerville Toy Camera Festival – Nave Gallery

Image detail: Bill Franson, Boston, MA; Holga 120, Ilford HP5 Lo-fi art takes over Somerville, MA. This September, the third annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival (STCF) will take place at ... continue




HackCycle

Artwork: Miles Donovan, Internal-bot, LED-lit laser-engraved acrylic, 2015 Image design: Resa Blatman, www.blatmandesign.com HackCycle celebrates recycled art of the 21st century, examining the transformation of bits, bytes, cruft, e-waste, circuits, ... continue




Space, Object & Artifact

From left to right: Sprawl by Kate Benson, Untitled by Carolyn Latourelle, Saturate by Emily Manning-Mingle What do the spaces we occupy and belongings we possess reveal about us? How ... continue




Embracing Differences: Mending the Isms and Schisms

Detail of Me Declaro II, Gabriel Sosa Is inequality the defining issue of our time? How does injustice show its face in our community? What impossible heights can we achieve as ... continue




Metal and Fire: The Children of Vulcan

Bobo – Neutrino Class Astrobot #250, Skunk. TIG welded copper tube, cnc plasma cutter parts, bicycle parts, hardware, bronze, enamel. Born January 21, 2015 Vulcan, the Roman God of fire ... continue




Bite: Food as Art

Photo credit: Welcome to a Decadent World, Mara Trachtenberg Like art, food is a visual, sensory and social experience. Flavors and textures, aromas and taste are all elements that can ... continue




Copenhagen

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the bomb and the end of World War II. Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen revolves around the relationship between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, two prominent physicists ... continue




Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice

Image above: We Believe, Karen Gutfreund. Mixed media on canvas. 2007. If we can’t see it, we can’t feel it. If we can’t feel it, we can’t know it. If ... continue




Punctuated Equilibrium: Cubic Catenary Confluence

Systems seem stable and static, and then they suddenly shift into a new orientation or locus, and then they resume their former quiescence. Is the change a settling toward the ... continue




Contain, Keep, Cradle

Image Credits: from left to right: we are all at once, Dena Haden A Space for the Thing I am Given, Katherine Vetne Transition Period, Loretta Adams Contain, keep, cradle: ... continue




Somerville Toy Camera Festival 2014-Nave Gallery

Cake Walk. Suzanne Révy. Holga; Kodak Portra film. Lo-fi art takes over Somerville, MA. This June, the second annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival (STCF) will take place at The Nave ... continue




2014 Salon 21

Looking for a fun and affordable way to start (or add to) your own art collection? Salon 21 is the Nave Gallery’s 21st century spin on the classic artists salon. ... continue




Fresh Media

As an interactive communication design program, the MassArt Dynamic Media Institute (DMI) aims to encourage dialogue within the fields of art, design, technology, and science. Fresh Media is an annual showcase of ... continue




Illuminated: A Photographic Essay of Holiday Lights

Each year, the cold and dark of the winter season is brightened by lights of celebration. From quiet displays commemorating religious celebrations to grand designs that flood the senses, these ... continue




Chaotic Forms

Image above: Laura, Aëla Labbé Early mystics spoke of a cosmology in which our universe was originally, and is at base, infinite energetic chaos. They believed that chaos created us, ... continue




Linear Notions

Images above: Detail, SCRIBBLE 33, Francis Domec Detail, Sunday Glyph 1, 2013 by  Adria Arch Linear Notions brings together the work of Adria Arch and Francis Domec. Despite working to ... continue




Reliquary

Image above: Untitled, Dining Room, Skott Chandler A reliquary is a container that holds or displays something sacred. Artwork in this show plays on the concepts of enclosure, concealment, display, ... continue




EARTH Effects

Image Above: Newcomb Hollow Cliff, Judy Motzkin OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, October 10, 7:30-9:30pm Facebook EXHIBITION DATES: October 10-26, 2013 LOCATION: Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA GALLERY ... continue




You Are Here: Maps and Art

Image above: Turtle Pond, District 3, Saigon, Corazon Higgins For centuries, humans have used maps to chart their world –from the human body to the stars and everything in between. Both ... continue




Somerville Toy Camera Festival-Nave Gallery

Image above: Alternating Weekends, Warren O. Harold The first ever Somerville Toy Camera Festival (STCF) held in collaboration with the Washington Street Art Center celebrates the quirky and creative results ... continue




Flux

Flux is defined as: “the flow of a physical property in space” (Wikipedia),“the rate of transfer of fluid, particles, or energy across a given surface” (Merriam-Webster), and“a substance applied to ... continue




2013 Salon 21

Looking for a fun and affordable way to start (or add to) your own art collection? Salon 21 is the Nave Gallery’s 21st century spin on the classic artists salon, ... continue




Nursery Rhymes

Image: My Beard, Lauren May The first nursery rhymes were lullabies sung to help children sleep fall asleep. Then the sing songy rhymes helped children learn. Now Super Precious Art ... continue




Delicious Torment

“Thou art to me a delicious torment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson The suspense of a first touch, the certitude of coupling, the rawness of physicality, the quiet beauty of togetherness—”Delicious Torment” ... continue




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