Bhob Stewart

We are sad to share the news of the passing of former faculty member, Bhob Stewart, who passed away on February 24. Bhob taught for NESAD from 1970-1984 and was much beloved by his students and colleagues. Bhob’s successful career in the comic book industry is featured in the Comics Journal.

Catalyst Conversations – Monday, November 18th

Join Suffolk University Gallery Director Deborah Davidson at the Bartos Theatre at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center Monday, November 18th for the latest installation of her Catalyst Conversations series.

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Bartos Theatre
MIT Bartos Theater is located on the ground floor of the Wiesner Building on the MIT campus at 20 Ames Street Building E15. The Wiesner Building is found on the eastern edge of the MIT Campus. 

Monday, November 18, 2013 6-7 p.m.
Reception to follow
Hayden, Reference, and Bakalar Galleries will be open for Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte

Nature, State of the World, Human Impact:
In her recent work, Eve Andrée Laramée speculates on how human beings use and misuse the natural environment. Her artwork investigates the environmental and health impacts of atomic legacy sites. Through tracking the invisible traces left behind by the nuclear weapons complex and its “peaceful” dopplegänger, the nuclear energy industry, her work archives our shared atomic legacy.

Ronald Eastman is compelled by the search for patterns in Earth observation data. Geographic Information Science can be defined as the field of study concerned with the process of acquiring information from data that are arrayed in space and time. Traditionally, geographers have relied on simple analogues – maps that mimic the physical manifestation of phenomena, but which provide a scale and selective portrayal that facilitates the search for pattern. Current computational and graphical technology, however, allows enormous flexibility in exploring new avenues in the search for pattern.

Exhibition News from Lydia Martin

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

Lydia Martin is included in the annual juried exhibition at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in NYC. Her  painting, “La Sirena” can be seen on the announcement below in the upper left-hand corner. The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club is one the oldest women’s art clubs in the country and was founded in 1986 in honor of Ms. Wolfe, a prominent New York philanthropist and  art collector. She was the only woman among the 106 founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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“In the Pink” Benefit Exhibition

Two of Lydia’s paintings from her “Loteria” series are featured in a Dana Farber benefit exhibition, “In the Pink,” at Six Summit Gallery in Ivoryton, Connecticut. Lydia’s participation in this exhibition is especially meaningful given her experience losing her mother to cancer.  NESAD Graphic Design alumna, Kseniya Galper designed Loteria cards to accompany the series. The series of paintings is inspired by the imagery of traditional Loteria cards, a popular Mexican children’s game.

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El Musico II by Lydia Martin ©2012 oil on Belgian linen (26”x24”)  /  Loteria Card by Kseniya Galper ©2012 pastel and ink on wood

Randal Thurston at the Fitchburg Art Museum

“Still Life Lives!” at the Fitchburg Art Museum features a site-specific installation by professor Randal Thurston. Inspired by the imagery of Baroque period cabinets of curiosity, Randal’s hand-cut paper silhouettes are elaborate room-filling works. Randal was recently interviewed about the exhibition on the public radio program “Inquiry.” Listen to the full interview with Mark Lynch on WICN.

“This Fall, the Fitchburg Art Museum presents Still Life Lives!, a group exhibition that celebrates the vitality of the still life tradition and its themes of beauty, bounty, darkness, fragility, and fleeting moments. Still Life Lives! features paintings from FAM’s permanent collection – gorgeous florals and fruits by Nell Blaine, Marc Chagall, Henri Fantin-Latour, William Harnett, Walt Kuhn, Georgia O’Keefe, and Marguerite Zorach, to name a few – surrounded by striking examples of the genre by contemporary artists active in the New England visual arts community.

The still life tradition – made popular by skillful seventeenth-century Dutch painters – certainly is alive and well in twenty-first-century New England. While the specific symbols of knowledge, commerce, trade, wealth, and mortality associated with those still life masters may have changed, the desire to portray such themes has not. Still Life Lives! begins a conversation about the myriad ways artists continue to respond to, and redefine, the legacy of still life today. Curated by new FAM Associate Curator Mary M. Tinti, this exhibition features the following contemporary artists: Thomas Birtwistle, Michael Bühler-Rose, Caleb Charland, John Chervinsky, Emily Eveleth, Aaron Fink, David Furman, Matthew Gamber, Cynthia Greig, Judy Haberl, Elisa H. Hamilton, Jon Imber, Catherine Kehoe, Mary Kocol, Elizabeth Kostojohn , Pat Lasch, Laura Letinsky, Catherine McCarthy, Mary O’Malley, Olivia Parker, Scott Prior, Shelley Reed, Justin Richel, Janet Rickus, Evelyn Rydz, Victor Schrager, Tara Sellios, Randal Thurston,
Kathleen Volp, Deb Todd Wheeler, and Kimberly Witham.”

Still Life Lives!
Fitchburg Art Museum 

September 22nd, 2013 – January 12th, 2014
Opening reception: Sunday, September 22nd, 1 – 3 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Sunday, November 3rd, 1 – 2 p.m.

Kingston Gallery Members Show

Suffolk University Gallery Director, Deborah Davidson, is a woman of many hats. Her latest curatorial project, All The Members: Gifted, opens tonight at Kingston Gallery in Boston’s SOWA arts district. NESAD faculty members Linda Brown, Ilona Anderson, Sophia Ainslie and Celine Browning are among the artists featured in the exhibition.

This year, the annual members’ exhibition is curated by Kingston Public Relations and Curatorial Consultant Deborah Davidson and is inspired by the concept of the gift. Lewis Hyde, in his groundbreaking book The Gift, expresses the idea of the artist as a gift maker and that art is received as a gift, giving it meaning. To quote the author: “The gift we long for, when it comes, speaks commandingly to the soul and irresistibly moves us.”

In the purest sense, a work of art is an emanation of its maker’s gift; thus the object is imbued with meaning – but open-ended meaning, which each of us receives as we will. This month the space of the gallery itself and by extension, the synergy between the twenty-five members themselves, is the site of a conversation on this idea of gift.

Kingston Gallery 
450 Harrison Ave, Boston

All The Members: Gifted
September 4 – 29, 2013
Opening Reception: September 6, 2013, 5-7:30 pm
Curators Talk: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 12 pm