|Holly Lynton photograph from Bare Hands series|
Monday, July 18, 2016
Holly Lynton, local photographer who participated in the first Amherst Biennial, is the recipient of the Aaron Siskind Fellowship Grant on the basis for artistic accomplishment. Holly's work looks for "moments of wonder and spiritual resonance."
Friday, February 19, 2016
I was first introduced to Dawn Siebel's artwork, when she submitted these nostalgic paintings of grade school photographs and track housing from the '50's to the Amherst Biennial curatorial committee. Shortly afterwards, during a studio visit, she shared a selection from her monumental work, Better Angels, the Firefighters who were killed on 9/11. This series really hit home for me personally, since I grew up in NYC and my mother had worked in the World Trade Center in the '80's.
Dawn's dedication to this work is extraordinary, she mortgaged her home, so she could focus exclusively on this task at hand. She worked tirelessly, researching each firefighter, working meticulously to capture the essence of each individual firefighter, sometimes reworking some portraits several times.
The curators were so impressed with this series, that we included a select few of the Better Angels portraits in the Frost Museum Library, Amherst College for the Amherst Biennial. It's so wonderful to finally see this monumental installation locally in the Pioneer Vallery. Better Angels will be on view in it's entirety at the Springfield Museum until July 10, 2016. This is not to be missed.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
|Katie Richardson sculpture at Art in the Orchard|
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
|Nancy Winship Milliken, Chesterwood, Lenox|
Shuttack Gallery, Westport, MA this summer.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
|Olivia Bernard, Spill in Pulp Culture, Morris Museum, NJ|
Paperwork we featured prominently during the last biennial including several members of the Zea Mays print studio.One of the studios instructors ,Louise Kohrman, created this intricate 3D construction ...forever in my mind... using prints and pins.
Kohrman's latest work is featured in the Art Gallery at Western New England University, Springfield in a solo exhibition until December 12.
|Louise Kohrman,...forever in my mind.... prints and pins|
Friday, September 19, 2014
Lee Hutt's webpage http://www.figurativelyspeaking.org/
Matt Evald Johnson - Recent Sculpture at Art in Orchard
Another sculptor from the last Biennial, Matt Johnson whose Portal sculpture is now on permanent installation in Kendrick Park Amherst is having an opening at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton, MA this weekend. There are 16 new sculptures being featured in this bucolic setting.
Artist's Reception Saturday, Sept. 20, 1 - 4 PM.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Annie Bissett is a master print maker, utilizing the ancient Japanese technique moku hanga to illustrate socio-political ideas. Her writings from her father, superimposed on moneyed symbols prints were in the last Amherst Biennial. This series was selected from over 700 applications to be featured in the International Print Biennial in Newcastle, Great Britain. You saw this first at the Amherst Biennial '12 at Hope & Feathers Gallery, Amherst, MA.