Current Exhibits

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Forecasted: Eight artists explore the nature of climate change.
Curated by Resa Blatman.
October 1st through December 7th, artists reception Thursday, October 9th, 6-8pm.

Forecasted
showcases a variety of inspiring artwork by eight artists. Some of their work speaks directly to themes of climate change and global warming, while for others, it does not. However, all of the artists were invited to present their interpretation of the current global question: what does the future hold for our contemporary shifting landscape? —Resa Blatman

Section A

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READING TIME:
An exhibition of Visual Timelines, Texts & Canons by Heather Corcoran
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August 16th through January 15th, 2015.

Reception with the artist September 18th from 4-7pm.



Data visualization for the public can be a tool for social change; it quantifies and displays information related to politics, health, education, etc. so that its audience is better informed and able to take some kind of action. Drawing on literary and cultural sources, this exhibition of printed work juxtaposes multiple aspects of data visualization for a reflective and visually dynamic result. Pieces fall into three, interrelated categories:

Timelines: the documentation of passing time, based on observation.

Canons: the visualization of documented literary canons, bibliographies, and indexes, alsoexpressing the passage of time.

Texts: the juxtapositon of literary texts

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Section B

Larry Rivers

Larry Rivers: The Boston Massacre
September 11th through January 4th, 2015.

“Larry’s painting style was unique — it wasn’t Abstract Expressionism and it wasn’t Pop, it fell into the period in between.” –Andy Warhol

One of the founding fathers of Pop Art, Larry Rivers (1923-2002) remains a difficult artist to categorize. In his over 50 year career, Rivers was an accomplished Jazz musician, a painter, sculptor, poet, actor, television personality, filmmaker, a nightclub emcee, a lecturer, author and teacher. His paintings, which often employ historical imagery, formed a bridge between the vigorous, painterly brushstrokes of Abstract Expressionism, and the commercial images of Pop Art. In the current exhibition: Larry Rivers: The Boston Massacre, Gallery 360 presents a 1970 portfolio of the artist’s embossed and collaged screenprints, what Rivers called “visual afterthoughts” on this highly fraught historical event.



Rivers loads his images with post-modern tension, simultaneously celebrating and undermining the iconic historical imagery that is his subject. Redcoats painted pink, erotically suggestive bayonets, and crossed-out codpieces all draw attention to Rivers’ immersion in 1970s gay camp, in addition to other social concerns of his time, including the civil rights struggle and Vietnam.


 

Sections E and F

Maud

Maud Morgan: March 1, 1900 – March 14, 1999
July 25th through September 28th.

American modern artist, educator, and Boston native Maud Morgan is best known as an abstract expressionist, mentoring the likes of American painter and printmaker Frank Stella and exhibiting alongside other abstract expressionist painters Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollack. Morgan’s paintings can be found at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. These three works, from the late 1960s and early 1970s, are part of Northeastern University’s art collection.