Image above: Detail from Ice Disaster from the series Still by Sarah Sweeney
A trinket purchased at the thrift store, an old photo in a family album, a lost hat or scrap of paper picked up from the sidewalk–these items come with their own functions and meanings, but through artist intervention they can be transformed into something else entirely. This can mean giving items a new context, arranging them in unexpected combinations, adding to or subtracting from an object, or using something intended for one purpose as the content or material for a new work of art.
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Wednesday-Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, 2:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Jessica Alpern Brown, Jessie Barnes, Audrey Bell, SaraMarie Bottaro, Debra Broz, Susan Clinard, Jodi Colella, Stephanie EM Coleman, Christina P. Day, Pam DiBona, Rich Garr, Jacob Ginga, Inguna Gremzde, Clara Hyun-young Lee, Eric D. Legacy, Christopher Lineberry, Dain Mergenthaler, Bill Porter, Edward Ramsay-Morin, Matt Runkle, Nick Schietromo, Lenny Schnier, Patty M. Simon, Sarah Sweeney, Claire Tindale, Nicole White, Ellen Wolfe, Mark Younkle
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Born in Indianapolis, Caleb Cole is a former altar server, scout, and 4-H Grand Champion in Gift Wrapping. His mother instilled in him a love of garage sales and thrift stores, where he developed a fascination with the junk that people leave behind. Cole is a 2013 Hearst 8×10 Biennial Winner, 2013 and 2010 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner, 2011 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award winner, 2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Finalist, 2009 Artadia Award winner, and a 2009 Photolucida Critical Mass finalist. He has exhibited at a variety of national venues, including the deCordova Museum of Art (Lincoln, MA), David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University (Providence, RI), and Jenkins Johnson Gallery (NYC), among others. He is represented locally by Gallery Kayafas where he will exhibit a solo show, Blue Boys, in December 2014.