Jean Nicolazzo’s paintings emphasize a focused, immersive attention toward stillness and how it can be captured in the fleeting moments of nature. Her subject matter – often water – becomes both a formal and abstract consideration as she marks in time the varying, layering and dissolving strokes of color continually in flux that simultaneously remain.
Jon Laustsen’s work is of a long-term project built up primarily from scaled-down building materials, such as 2×4 lumber, cast concrete foundations and drywall. For this exhibition he is shifting both in scale and toward the interior to engage in both an appreciation and critique of art-worldliness, work trace-lines and home-fullness. While composing certain rhythms of shift-making in perspective and time, he’s interested in merging what seem contradictions into a fricative, off-balanced, and potentially transcendent whole.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 17th from 6 to 8 pm. The artists will be present to discuss their work.
The exhibit runs until February 28, 2014.
The sculptures presented by Sauvé in this exhibit manifest the material artifacts that result from, and represent, human behavior. Employed as fabric, clay is molded (or folded) by invisible hands in repetitive procedures. When this process is halted, midstream, an entirely new territory is opened up for speculation and revelation.
The paintings by Matheus feature fresh and surprising uses of color applied to his experienced use of line and composition, resulting in a deep and sensitive geometry.
Richard Bertman is a registered architect and sculptor who has worked in the medium of welded steel and carved wood for 45 years. Through his sculptures, he explores the concept of change and how perspective is affected by change. Bertman frequently uses motors to create movement in his pieces, and even when the pieces are stationary, they express an implied movement. Humor and satire are hallmarks of his work.
The mission of the gallery @ ArtBlock is to provide high quality exhibitions of art and craft to the general public in order to contribute to the cultural vitality of the SOWA district and the City of Boston in general. With the exception of occasional special exhibits which may feature artists from other communities/geographic areas, preference shall be given to Boston-resident, BRA-certified artists.
In addition to hosting exhibits of art and craft, the gallery @ ArtBlock is available for rent for private events and gatherings.