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.
January 9, 2015 - February 21, 2015
Daniel's paintings are biased, imperfect visual transmissions painted from life, of the friends, family, and acquaintances that are a part of his personal story. It is a way for him to connect to living; to connect to an inner narrative that stems from an understanding of one's role and experience in the world. These works are a response to his experience of looking, which while very personal, can also invoke a universal recognition. For Daniel, working from observation is not an end but rather a beginning point for an emotional, formal, and imaginative statement of exploration. He believes in the responsive energy that comes from painting directly from the subject: the give and take between painter and subject, painter and painting.
Exhibition Proposals and Artist Submissions
Gallery 5 invites artist submissions. Proposals are currently being accepted. The Gallery 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. Artists interested in exhibiting or curating an exhibition in Gallery 5 should submit the following:
10 - 20 images of recent work (Please keep the email under 4mb)
Short bio (optional)
Brief letter of intent
Submission materials can be sent to email@example.com or by mail to:
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.
March 8, 2015 - April 19, 2015
I build the surfaces of my paintings/objects with hand-sewn fabrics, couched yarns, extruded acrylic medium, hand-printed rice paper and many thin applications of acrylic pigment. Through this multi-layered process my objective is to achieve surfaces that combine both visual pattern with physical pattern while working within variable color changes and value shifts. Ultimately, the surfaces are organized and squeezed into one or more of the formal ordering systems.
The construction and final quality of the work is often ambiguous to the viewer, prompting numerous questions about the process/processes and time invested. Regardless of size, my intentions are to blatantly "draw" the viewer in with seductive surfaces that invite exploration. The surfaces, although a hybrid of many interests, often read as making reference to the land or aerial views. By incorporating recognizable patterns into these works I can bring the patterning in and out of focus.
My work celebrates decoration, but inwardly it also represents the meditative qualities of working in layers and the numerous hours of tedious, repetitive actions, akin to my textile training. Emotionally and most importantly, my work addresses the juxtaposition of my personal challenges in dealing with order/non-order and balance, co-existing in a shared space or time.