Re:Figuring the Body
Jul
3
to Aug 11

Re:Figuring the Body

Exhibition: July 3 - August 11, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 5:00-8:00 pm

Additional First Friday reception: Friday, August 2, 5:00-8:00 pm

SOUTH END BOSTON, MA (May 17, 2019) – Re: Figuring the Body, on view from June 5th through 30th, with an opening reception on Friday July 12th from 5-8pm and an additional First Friday reception on Friday, August 2nd, 5-8pm, is a group exhibition showcasing New England artists who are actively defining the body and body politics in a time of political polarization. Kingston Gallery members and exhibition jurors Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Mary Lang, Nat Martin, Ann Wessmann and Chantal Zakari selected works by twenty artists that foster important conversations around issues ranging from racism and exploitation, body image, gender identity and gender stereotyping, trauma and memory, and the body as a cellular structure as well as an energetic one.

Artists at every stage of their careers are included in this exhibition, from young artists still in school to mature artists reflecting a lifetime of work. Filling all three galleries, drawing, painting, photography, weaving and tapestry, sculpture, video, installation, and performance demonstrate the breadth of the topic. Gender fluidity and transgender identity are explored in photography of Natasha Moustache, sculptural installation by Russell Gibson, and paintings by Michael Costello. Amy Kaczur and Emma Welty utilize the traditionally female techniques of weaving and sewing to create conversation surrounding women’s work, immigration, and historical trauma. The dialogue between viewer and artist deepens with imagery by Nicolas Papa, Skylar Borgstrom, and Lorraine Sullivan as they explore sexual identity, and gender stereotyping, while Jennifer Boisvert takes a classical approach to celebrating the human form with marble sculpture.

The exhibition pulls no punches in its direct address of political protest with sculptures by Celine Browning that comment on the shooting of Tamir Rice and the 21st century police state, Kathleen Kneeland’s “grab em by the pussy” anti-Trump affirmations, and Rene Galvan’s focus on the exploitation of blue collar workers. The diversity of vision within this bold collection of work is further demonstrated by a delicate focus on aging and the body as holder of trauma with Bethany Murray’s skeletal drawings, Sarah Haskell’s mixed-media tapestry, and cell scrapings made beautiful by Ji Yoon Chung to mark impermanent moments in time. Continuing the thread of physical embodiment are the sculptures of Brendan Kenny which emphasize the weight of the body through draped fabric, and Jeffrey Nowlin’s vivid portrayal of illness through bound human form. In addition to these pieces, Re: Figuring the Body includes new technology of a 3D printed navel gazing device by Brian Reeves, and an image comprised of multiple body scans printed on toile by Daniel Zeese of a body that may or may not be real, as well as new media with an installation/performance piece about multitasking by Keegan Shiner. All together the work illuminates a contemporary language of human experience explored viscerally by the twenty artists of Re: Figuring the Body.

An artist-run gallery incorporated in 1982, Kingston Gallery exhibits work of Boston-area contemporary artists. Gallery Artists specialize in a diverse range of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. Kingston Gallery exhibitions are widely viewed and receive regular attention in both print and online publications including Art in America, Art New England, Artscope, The Boston Globe, and Big Red & Shiny. Gallery hours are Wednesday–Sunday 12–5 pm and by appointment.


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Art Providence Holiday Show
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Art Providence Holiday Show

Art Providence Holiday Show

The juried show will feature approximately 200 artists creating superlative work in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, drawing, furniture, glass, graphics, jewelry, leather, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.

Bethany Noël will be located at booths 209 - 211.

Sunday, December 9. 2018

  • General Admission, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Tickets, $8.50)

    • Kids 12 and Under, Free Admission

  • Local Food Favorites, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Additional Ticket Required, $7)

    • Kids 12 and Under, Local Food Favorites Ticket, $5

  • VIP Suite Access, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Badges, $50, Includes Food)

 

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Art Providence Holiday Show
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Art Providence Holiday Show

Art Providence Holiday Show

The juried show will feature approximately 200 artists creating superlative work in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, drawing, furniture, glass, graphics, jewelry, leather, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.

Bethany Noël will be located at booths 209 - 211.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

  • General Admission, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Tickets, $8.50)

    • Kids 12 and Under, Free Admission

  • Local Food Favorites, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Additional Ticket Required, $7)

    • Kids 12 and Under, Local Food Favorites Ticket, $5

  • VIP Suite Access, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Badges, $50, Includes Food)

 

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INside the OUTfluence: Connecting Art and Music
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

INside the OUTfluence: Connecting Art and Music

INside the OUTfluence                                    

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Calliope's Call is an arts organization based in New England which is dedicacted to creating exciting and diverse performances of art song for the cultural enrichment of our community and beyond.

This program is an innovative approach to demonstrating the parallel between visual art, music, and poetry through collaboration with Boston-based painter, Bethany Noël Murray. INside OUTfluence joins visual and musical expression through themes of the artist in nature, love and heartbreak, and physical and emotional pain as expressed through art. The concerts will be presented alongside an exhibition of Bethany Noël’s paintings at the First Church Boston.

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INside the OUTfluence: Connecting Art and Music
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

INside the OUTfluence: Connecting Art and Music

INside the OUTfluence                                    

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Calliope's Call is an arts organization based in New England which is dedicated to creating exciting and diverse performances of art song for the cultural enrichment of our community and beyond.

This program is an innovative approach to demonstrating the parallel between visual art, music, and poetry through collaboration with Boston-based painter, Bethany Noël Murray. INside OUTfluence joins visual and musical expression through themes of the artist in nature, love and heartbreak, and physical and emotional pain as expressed through art. The concerts will be presented alongside an exhibition of Bethany Noël Murray’s paintings at First Church Boston.

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Boston International Art Show
Oct
18
to Oct 21

Boston International Art Show

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Galleries from the United States and Europe offer more than 3,000 original works of art at the Annual Boston International Fine Art Show. The annual show has become a mainstay on the New England fine art scene, and each year offers new and exciting discoveries, special programs and more. The 22nd Annual Show takes place October 18-21, 2018 at the Cyclorama in Boston’s South End. The Thursday Gala Preview is held 5:30-8:30pm, and seats to the gala can be purchased here. Weekend hours are: Friday October 19th, 1-8, Saturday October 20th, 11-8, and Sunday October 21st, 11-5. Regular admission is free through Bethany Noel’s eventbrite registration link.

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Gala: A Cabaret Affair!
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Gala: A Cabaret Affair!

Calliope's Call presents: A Cabaret Affair!

Silent Auction, Trivia Contest, Entertainment                                                 $35/person; $60/couple; Hors d'oeuvres will be provided; cash bar. Reservations Recommended. Contact calliope@calliopescall.org to reserve your seat

Calliope's Call Mission

Calliope's Call is an arts organization based in New England which is dedicacted to creating exciting and diverse performances of art song for the cultural enrichment of our community and beyond. Bethany and Calliope's Call will be collaborating for a special performance and exhibition this fall. Join us at the First Church of Boston on November 1st & 2nd. Stay tuned for ticket details!

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