As a high school student Benjamin Craig's motto was, "Here's my plate, load it on." He brought that mentality with him to Emmanuel, where he has always been ready to take on a new opportunity.
Gallery 5 seeks to engage the larger art community of Boston and vicinity with the goal of positioning Emmanuel College as a viable and significant participant in contemporary art. With its active exhibition schedule, opening receptions, and artist talks, Gallery 5 actively engages the discourse of contemporary art with the goal of introducing this discourse to the Emmanuel College community and beyond.
Gallery 5 provides an essential exhibition space for the Emmanuel College Art Department. The Gallery is consistently active with exhibitions of work by professional artists, emerging artists, artist residents, outsider artists and Emmanuel College art students and alumni. The Gallery is utilized by faculty throughout the year as an educational tool that supports their teaching through the organizing of exhibitions with themes that are directly related to Art Department course content.
Grandiose is the result of a two year long project. This body of work stems from my yearning for nature and my affinity for the landscape photography of Timothy O'Sullivan, Ansel Adams, Alex Strohl, and Michael Strickland. It investigates self-discovery and self-reflection through introspective studies of "small landscapes" photographed on large format black-and-white film.
For this series of images, I found natural formations that weren't apparent at first glance. Looking down and in rather than up and out.
I photographed small rock structures, peaks, and facets reminiscent of vast mountain ranges, summits, and notches. They challenge the viewer by embracing the eye in a landscape created through forced perspective and patience and to invoke curiosity in one's self: the sharp, bright faces of the small rocks abutting dark, deep crevasses reflect the contours of our thinking and growth as humans.
This work rested on a precipice of change. It was a catalyst to a deeper understanding of my intuition and vision as an image-maker, bringing about new techniques and visual cues in my approach to photography.
Grandiose is the beginning of a larger body of work: I will continue to explore the ground around us and how the often unseen and overlooked can be immense, invoking a sense of grandeur if we take the time to study, reflect, and accept new perspectives.
Theresa Monaco Transforming Memory
Ceramic Commons: 3D Printed Ceramics Collaborative Exhibitions
Lizzie Falvey It's So Beautiful, But It's Not Enough
Kay Hartung BioVisions
Maria Peñil Cobo and Dr. Mehmet Berkmen Bacterial Art: Making Art From Living Bacteria
Janice Jakielski Infinitley Fragile
Sofie Elana Hodara Stewart in Memoriam
Emilia Lloret The Pride Revolution
Lina Marie Giraldo Buildup
Stephan Jacobs Full Circle
Bernie D'Onofrio and Steve Hazsonics Two Views
Reinis Lismanis Solid Views
Rachel Eng Aggregations
Ariel Freiberg Opia
Scott Patrick Wiener I Can't Hear What You Can't See
Erica Licea-Kane Built Paintings
Dan Kornrumpf Observing Energies
Andrea Evans Clear Cut
Katie James Some Relevant Saints
Eric Petitti To the memory of Turner Eteocles. 2468-2535
Jeanne Ramalho Transfers on Wood
Sara Egan Plaster/Work
Bernie D'Onofrio New Glass Work
Jordan Corey No Flash
Stacy Thomas-Vickory Bending the Horizon
John Magnifico is consumed by branding
Arla Patch Healing through Creativity
Holly Curcio A Matter of Perspective
Eileen Gagarin letting letters loose
Naoko Matsumoto Reminiscence in Space
Gallery 5 invites artist submissions. Proposals are currently being accepted. The Gallery is located in a highly visible space in the recently renovated Art Department. Artists interested in exhibiting or curating an exhibition in Gallery 5 should submit the following:
Submission materials can be sent to email@example.com or by mail to:
Assistant Professor of Art
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of submission materials, if desired.