Past Exhibitions 2016
Encircling the World: Contemporary Art, Science, and the Sublime
Pablo Carlos Budassi
Julie Martini '03
Nathalie Miebach '02 & '06
Mary Bates Neubauer
Ariana Page Russell
I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. - Albert Einstein
This multidisciplinary exhibition features international artists whose work is rooted in scientific inquiry. Their compelling visualizations of complex datasets and natural phenomena make the unseen visible, whether sound or brain waves, magnetic fields, microscopic cells, or the entirety of the known universe. While artists and scientists both use observation, investigation, and creativity as core tools for their practice, these artists have invented novel ways to translate and materialize scientific knowledge into aesthetically captivating artworks. Playing in the realm of experience beyond the measurable - the sublime - they remind us that we can imagine far more than we can ever know.
Reception: Monday, September 19, 6:30 - 8:00PM
A Century of Style: Masterworks of Poster Design
Stephen D. Paine Gallery
A Century of Style: Masterworks of Poster Design spans the breadth of the art poster's development, from the emergence of the international poster scene in the 1890s; through the rapid development of the Art Nouveau, Machine Age, and Art Deco styles; and on to the resurgence of the contemporary poster. Exploring travel and leisure, food and beverage, and fashion and entertainment, the graphic works on view include those by prominent artists Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Herbert Matter, Ludwig Hohlwein, Roger Broders, and A. M. Cassandre, among many others. These colorful and vibrant lithographs span 100 years, originate from over a dozen countries, and have been selected by Robert Bachelder from his remarkable collection of vintage posters.
MFA: (Low-Residency in Boston) Thesis 2016
Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Design and Media Center Atrium
Show on view: July 25 - August 8, 2015
Reception: Thursday, August 4, 6-8 pm
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 6:00PM,
Wednesdays: 12:00 - 8:00PM, Closed Sundays.
MFA Thesis Shows 2016
Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Doran Gallery and The Inner Sanctum Gallery
The Massachusetts College of Art and Design Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2015 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.
Bakalar & Paine Galleries
Selections features the remarkable work of MassArt professors who are newly hired or returning from sabbatical. A venue for faculty to showcase their work, often in experimental directions or media, this exhibition is a perennial favorite. Representing all facets of the college, Selections highlights the work of our multitalented faculty. Exploring aesthetic, sociopolitical, cultural, and design issues, faculty members have developed a diverse range of works: from an affordable water pump for subsistence farmers and important statements on social injustice to sumptuous explorations of nature, enamel self-parodies, and collaborations with young rappers who perform interventionist critiques of art museums. Works on view include site-specific installation, photography, video, sculpture, painting, and works on paper.