Gallery 5

Gallery 5 - Emmanuel Art  DepartmentGallery 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.  

Kay Hartung

BioVisions

Nov 2nd, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018

A fascination with the beauty and complexity of the microscopic world fuels Kay Hartung's paintings. Working in encaustic and mixed media, she contemplates the potential impact of cellular activity on the visible universe and the human species. The growth, multiplication, and movement of these biological forms is essential to her creative process, as they travel freely or are captured and tangled in sinuous webs.
The imagery, loosely based on observation of biological structures, explores the interconnections of these cellular forms. The process builds layer upon layer suggesting growth, development and movement. Some of the pieces are in more of a static or restful stage whereas others explode with activity. The order and chaos of these biological processes are captured in the imagery.

Kay Hartung is a mixed media artist who has a studio at ArtSpace Maynard and lives in
Acton, MA. She has a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA from Syracuse University. She was on the faculty of Bradford College in the Creative Arts Department for twenty years. She is a member of Fountain Street Gallery and has been a recipient of grants from Somerville Arts Council, Malden Arts Council and the Ford Foundation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in many private and corporate collections.

www.kayhartung.com

Maria Peñil Cobo and Dr. Mehmet Berkmen Bacterial Art: Making Art From Living Bacteria

Janice Jakielski Infinitley Fragile

Mat Tomezsko and Ben Saint-Maxent Welcome True and Untrue

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

Mari LaCure and Matthew Murphy Astrometry

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

Paul McAllister

Naoko Matsumoto Reminiscence in Space

Hugo Barratta

Lizzie Falvey

It's So Beautiful Here, But It's Not Enough

January 11 - Feb 15, 2019

Still from video of a women walking in front of a red house

"Paradise cannot be eternal, for pleasure with no end is a hell of its own design."


Although we are taught that abstinence, temperance, restraint, and self-control are moral imperatives, these prescriptions are at odds with the cultural and capitalist mandates of indulgence, excess, extravagance, and folly. How do we tolerate the tension of existing within these opposing expectations?

In examining this polarity, viewers may shift between modes of affinity, empathy, or self-recognition as they watch the repetitive actions of the video's subjects maneuvering through a variety of disparate landscapes. Rear projection on a mosaic of thin, fragile square porcelain tiles evokes the hazy schism between these two cultural demands and the increasingly maddening effects on our brittle self-identities as we fail to navigate these tensions successfully.

Lizzie Falvey's body of work examines the nature of hyper-optimism and depressive realism. Her recent video installation, The Psychopathology of Optimism, asked viewers to sit alone inside a dark cube and have their pulse monitored while answering questions developed by psychologists to determine their level of self-deception. The greater one's ability to lie to oneself, according to psychologists, the more likely they are to be optimists. By looking at the intersection between contemporary tendencies to mask pain, inequality, and exploitation by invoking hopes for a better future, she suggests that depressive realism is the cultural antidote.

Exhibition Proposals and Artist Submissions

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:

  • 10 - 20 images of recent work
  • Artist statement
  • Resume
  • Short bio (optional)
  • Brief letter of intent
  • Contact information

Submission materials can be sent to gallery5@emmanuel.edu or by mail to:

Stephan Jacobs
Assistant Professor of Art
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of submission materials, if desired.

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