Gallery 5 provides an essential exhibition space for the Emmanuel College Art Department. 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. Gallery 5 is consistently active with exhibitions of work by professional artists, emerging artists, artist residents, outsider artists and Emmanuel College art students and alumni. Utilizing work-study students as gallery assistants, Gallery 5 also provides students with hands-on experience related to curatorial work.
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. More broadly, 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.
Upcoming Exhibit: Sara Egan
Dec 3rd, 2013 - January 25th, 2014
Lecture and Reception Thursday January 23rd at 4:30pm.
Exhibition Proposals and Artist Submissions
Gallery 5 invites artist submissions. Proposals are currently being accepted. Artists interested in exhibiting in Gallery 5 should submit the following:
- 10 - 20 images of recent work (Please keep the email under 4mb)
- Artist statement
- Short bio (optional)
- Brief letter of intent
- Contact information
Submission materials can be sent to email@example.com or by mail to:
Special Instructor of Art
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of submission materials, if desired.
Gallery 5 is located in a small, yet highly visible space in the newly renovated Art Department. A detailed floor plan of the gallery and other exhibition areas throughout the department is available by request.
Hugo Baratta (1948-2010) was a prolific painter. His studio was Starbucks in Harvard Square. In the time it took to drink a cup of coffee with Baratta, he might produce two or even three of his small watercolors on paper, each executed with precision and a specific vision. The small collection of Baratta's work on exhibit here was collected over the years by his fellow artist and friend of fifteen years, Thomas William Flynn. Three photographs of Baratta by Flynn are included in this exhibition. The photographs of Baratta were taken over a single day. As Flynn describes, "This portrait sitting occurred in Somerville, MA at St. Catherine of Genoa Church in early 2002. The location was chosen by Hugo. It took seven years for him to trust me enough to photograph him as an artist."
Due to the difficulties that Hugo faced in his life, one might be tempted to interpret Baratta's work solely through the lens of a psychological portrait. In this exhibition, the viewer is encouraged to consider Baratta's work not simply for its autobiographical content, but as a commentary on us all. Where do we find ourselves among the cast of characters that Baratta has documented in his paintings? To what extent does the anxiety evident in Baratta's work characterize our own lives? The watercolors of Hugo Baratta have a power that extends beyond Baratta's individual life circumstances. They are compelling reminders of our own humanity and our need, indeed our obligation, to embrace the diverse and eclectic array of people that make up this world, as Baratta has represented them to us in his work.Learn more about Hugo Baratta