Wednesday, June 27, 2007


The peripatetic Julia Morelli returns to the gallery today to work part time for the rest of the summer. Our itinerant Deputy Director left in early May to spend time with her family in Maine and then travelled to Vencie for the Biennale and then elsewhere in Europe. I'll let Julia describe her esperiences in a separate blog. For now, please join us in welcoming Julia back (and enouraging her to stay!).

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Joan Belmar "Color Transparencies" Extended Until June 24th

Due to popular demand and our own personal pleasure in having the work up in the gallery, we are extending Joan Belmar’s Color Transparencies show for another week.

Mysterious compositions of undulating organic forms from afar, when studied up close Belmar’s sculptural wall pieces reveal strips of mylar shaped into circular and curvilinear forms blanketed in sheets of frosted acetate along with found objects including glass, metal hooks, bits of plastic, and other remnants.

Joan Belmar Color Transparencies will be up through Sunday, June 24th. Also in the gallery, Ellyn Weiss Time of War on display through June 30th. Check out this Thursday’s Express WeekendPass section which highlight’s Ellyn’s work.

Above: Joan Belmar, Toy Box (Green), 2007, mixed media on plywood with mylar, acrylic, acetate, and plastic, 25 x 21 inches.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Meet Our Summer Intern

Please meet our summer intern Amanda Bowes. Amanda is a rising junior at Simmons College in Boston and is majoring in Arts Administration. She enthusiastically jumped in right away even before she officially started by helping us hang Ellyn Weiss’s Time of War show.

Amanda will be helping out in the gallery through August, and Ellyn Weiss Time of War will be on view until June 30th.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Escape the Heat and Enjoy Art!

Joan Belmar and Ellyn Weiss just sent us new images of their work currently on view in the gallery. Please come by and enjoy the work in person. Belmar’s mixed media constructions of mylar, acetate, acrylic, and found objects are mesmerizing. As “mediations on the pain of war,” Weiss’s new series of monoprints are emotive while at the same time hauntingly beautiful.

Joan Belmar’s Color Transparencies will be on display until June 17th and Ellyn Weiss’s Time of War will be up until June 30th.

Above Top: Joan Belmar, Toy Box (Light Blue), mixed media on plywood, 2007, 25" x 21"
Above Bottom: Joan Belmar, The Telegraph, mixed media on canvas, 2007, 13" x 17"

Above Top: Ellyn Weiss, Not My Son 2, monoprint with drypoint and chine colle, 2006, 14" x 14"
Above Bottom: Ellyn Weiss, Take Me, monotype, 2006, 14" x 14"

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Time of War Opens Tonight

Ellyn Weiss's new series of monoprints and monotypes opens tonight, with a reception at the gallery from 5 until 8 p.m. These prints were prepared last summer in Provincetown on a press once owned by Robert Motherwell. How cool is that? The prints are meditations on the horrors of war, yet they are quite beautiful. The show, called "Time of War," runs until June 30.

Joan Belmar's "Color Transparencies" is also on display until June 17.