I was fortunate enough to be included in Robert Moeller's recent pop-up show titled "YEAH, YOU MISSED IT!" It was only up for last weekend (hence the name) but I was out of town and literally missed it. However, there was a nice write up in the Globe by Cate McQuaid.
Liz Devlin (who runs FLUX) recently got in touch with me to make work based off of an island she sought fit for me. I got the Thompson Island.
Thompson Island 2015
34 Gallery Exhibition Celebrating the Unique Histories of the Boston Harbor Islands
34 is a group exhibition that includes 34 regional artists each responding to one of the 34 Boston Harbor Islands. Each imaginative work will be accompanied by a placard, featuring text from Chris Klein’s Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands, which outlines a brief history of the particular island and will provide additional context for the work itself. The exhibition is a crucial anchor for Isles Arts Initiative because it not only fleshes out the complete story of the islands, but it also provides a physical beacon on land that will be in conversation with the art on the harbor. Artists’ work will educate and inspire visitors, sharing unique perspectives and visionary iconography that will demonstrate why the islands’ history is among the most fascinating in our region. Everyone knows about Paul Revere and the Boston Tea Party, but now it is time to shine a light on the story of the Boston Harbor Islands.
While researching Thompson Island, I found out that the island once housed a farm and trade school. In 1833, the Boston Asylum for Indigent Boys was moved to the island, and in 1835 it merged with the Boston Farm School Society to become the Boston Farm and Trade School. In 1956 the name was changed to Thompson Acadamy. Aftetr finding this out, I decided to see if I could find any photographs of the boys from this farm and trade school. I ended up finding three glass-plate negatives of groups of these boys playing in the snow. From there I used the same processes I used for my Years Later series on these digital files.
30 Under 30: a juried exhibition
The Vermont Center for Photography is proud to introduce our newest juried exhibition: “30 Under 30“. This exciting exhibit will showcase the work of 30 emerging photographers from across the country, under 30 years of age.
Exhibition: March 6 – 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th – 5:30 to 8:30pm
Zak Alexander Rose
Nick Schietromo <—— ME!
“As the juror for this exhibition, I was very excited (and a bit daunted) about what would hopefully be a wide range of work to sift and transform into a single show. True to expectation, I was not disappointed in the variety submitted, and spent a long time living with work that I was surprised I responded to, and disappointed that I could not include more for the space provided. My tastes were challenged in the best ways possible, and with that came selections that I hope viewers will find representational of a wide swath of artists.
Of note on our theme – working within the context of “young artist” as the only framework for this exhibition gave me pause on my considerations. I ultimately decided to scrap this – not to judge these images as the work of young artists – implying naivety and the crutch of potential- but as the accomplishments of artists that were elevating themselves above their contemporaries.
I did decide, then, to select works based on themes that expressed themselves prominently and intricately by the artists selected. I found myself staying with work that found beauty in the grotesque, humor in the banal, and portraiture lacking in identity, but steeped in narrative or the political. Grappling with these themes and how these images would relate (or not), several of the photographers have multiple images in the exhibition. I felt that paired images would enrich the voice of the artists that did not work with single imagery, and it gave opportunity to play with how even in such a small selection these artists have a budding style, visual language and a narrative working through how they formulate and present their imagery.
I look forward to seeing this exhibition come together, and hope these young artists will continue to excite with the imagery they are making.” -Greer Muldowney
I have the honor of being in “This Into That”, curated by Caleb Cole!
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, March 4th 6-8 p.m.
CURATED BY: Caleb Cole
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.
EXHIBITION DATES: March 4-28, 2015
Jessica Alpern Brown
Jodi Colella - Artist
Stephanie EM Coleman
Christina P. Day
Clara Hyun-young Lee
Eric D. Legacy
Flash Forward Festival! It’s going to be here sooner than you think!
Apr 24–May 3, 2015
A 10 day festival of International and New England photography in Boston.
Gallery Kayafas and Flash Forward are teaming up for the “Flash Forward 10″ show. Super exited for this!
Flash Forward, the celebrated emerging artists platform, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Gallery Kayafas is proud to partner in the festivities by highlighting the many achievements of the gallery’s artists and friends that have been a part of this amazing organization’s journey. During the month of April, the gallery will highlight 9 artists from the 10th anniversary edition in the lead up to the annual Flash Forward Festival in Boston.
- Caleb Charland
- Caleb Cole
- Michael Bühler-Rose
- Matthew Gamber
- Jonathon Gitelson
- Greer Muldowney
- Irina Rozovsky
- Tara Sellios
- David Welch