Past Exhibitions 2014

Stephen D. Paine Gallery

The surface is where the viewer meets the art. Though immediately visible, it is also a liminal space, dividing interior from exterior and obscuring what exists beneath. With this complexity of meaning as a point of departure, Surface brings together seven multidisciplinary artists whose works are diverse in media, content, and approach but who touch on common themes such as impermanence, fragility, and unsatisfied desires. Works range from a superficial vinyl fantasy of faux gallery space or seductive glass wallpaper to a dense field of quilled paper flora or silicone-skinned architectural forms. Whether through painting, sculpture, video, or site-specific installation, the artists explore the boundaries of our dreams and desires - from mundane and consumerist to sublime - and bring them to the surface for contemplation.

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Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery

Through a process of self-scrutiny and introspection, Alison Saar forcefully investigates elements of marginalization and discrimination to present poetic responses as to how these historical burdens can be transformed, and how symbolic atonement, and even some measure of redemption, can be imagined.

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Bakalar and Paine Galleries

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2014 showcases the unique work of selected graduate students who are in their final years of their respective programs as well as candidates for an MFA degree.

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