History and secondary ed major Michael Rainha left Emmanuel prepared to succeed in a classroom of his own thanks to dedicated professors, supportive peers and a career-solidifying practicum at North Quincy High School.
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.
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.
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
January 11 - Feb 15, 2019
"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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.