materialize | Lisa Barthelson + Denise Driscoll | Fountain Street Fine Art | Apr 25 to May 19

materialize Lisa Barthelson + Denise Driscoll April 25- May 19, 2013 Reception: Friday, April 26, 5-7 pm Artist Talk: Saturday, May 11, 3-4 pm The exhibit materialize is visible evidence of an ongoing conversation between the artists, their diverse materials, and the invisible, mutable boundaries of identity and idea. Both Lisa Barthelson and Denise Driscoll combine traditional media with the seemingly infinite supplies of debris and data that flow through daily life. Following intuitive processes of organization, transformation, and accumulation, they think through their fingers, discovering mesmerizing pattern, unexpected beauty, wry humor, and fleeting balance. Fountain Street Fine Art 59…

Afternoon light

Here are some photos of the gallery before the opening reception. Something wonderful happens between 3:45 and 4:30 each afternoon. Sunlight angles into the space, and for about 45 minutes, the pieces in the windows glow and cast (creepy) spidery shadows on the floor. The sun moves up the hanging bowls, lighting only one or two at time, while the others are in dark shadow. Finally, the light hits the back wall, briefly, makes new shadows and casts glints of color from the glass. When the sun settles down behind the building, all is back to normal.

Opening Reception

Remember Forget & Remember Again Opening Reception: Wednesday September 12, 5 to 7 pm Marran Gallery, Lesley University If you are not familiar with the Lesley campus, it is best to find a metered space on Massachusetts Avenue and walk down Mellen Street until you hit the grassy Quad, just before Oxford Street. The gallery is in the student center and faces the Quad.

Remember Forget & Remember Again | Sep 4 – Oct 2, 2012

Remember Forget & Remember Again: an ongoing and site-specific installation by Denise Driscoll September 4 – October 7, 2012 Reception: Wednesday, September 12 from 5 to 7 pm Marran Gallery, Lesley University 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA (on the University Quad between Everett and Mellen Streets) Inspired by the structure of neurons, maps of the Internet, stories of Indra’s Web and speculations on parallel universes, these tangled branching forms celebrate the interconnectedness of all things, our human capacity to uncover and perceive these connections, and our equally human incapacity to hold these details in constant awareness. I am most interested…

Work in progress

Here’s a quick look at work-in-progress for Remember Forget & Remember Again which will be shown in Marran Gallery at Lesley University from September 4 to October 7, 2012.  I’m working with string, yarn, bits of glass and poured plaster to create a meditation on the often elusive and sometimes obvious connections between neural networks, maps of the Internet, mythologies like Indra’s Web and the possibility of parallel universes.

Many Pieces Loosely Joined | Jun 1-3, 2012

Marran GalleryLesley University Swarm Intelligence produces their third collaborative drawing event for the Lesley University 2012 Alumni Weekend. The drawing takes place on 100 contiguous squares of paper that are separated and grouped for exhibit once the drawing is complete. Participating artists include Carol Mordecai Myers, Lynda Schlosberg, Jeffery Ellse and Denise Driscoll.

Swarm Intelligence | Feb 24, 2012

Swarm Intelligence Collaborative drawing at NHIA February 24 to March 16, 2012 Amherst Street Gallery Opening Reception: February 29, 2012, 5-7 pm The exhibition Swarm Intelligence will engage three sets of Artists; the art group Co-Laboratory, NHIA Alumni, and NHIA Foundations Drawing Students, in an effort to make three distinct but connected drawings within the Amherst Street Gallery. The intended result is to create a combined effect that is greater than the efforts of each individual or any single group. As Swarm Intelligence, artists Lynda Schlosberg, Denise Driscoll, Michael Finnegan, Jeffery Ellse, Keith MacLelland, Carol Mordecai Myers and Alison Williams…