Denise D. Manseau
I am drawn to the inherent elegance in the pattern of things—and the curious way order somehow finds a way to reassert itself even in the most chaotic formations. The work takes shape observing the relationship between natural and constructed environments—investigating the interconnectivity between the physical and spatial structures within the landscape and the cultural artifacts that reference the processes and systems existing in nature.
There is a dialogue between the landscape experience and my working process—accumulating marks arise out of experience and intuition—articulating rhythms in line and color—constructing surfaces in layers of thought. Abstract forms emerge—informed by the shapes, colors and sensations in the aesthetic experience of place.
The work develops in a state of being between—interpreting the relationship between mind and material—reconciling the division between form and formlessness—tracing the intangible structures between space and place to give form to my thoughts.
Saturday December 20 @ 8pm
Curse Purse: [Northampton MA]
Miss Olivia, Ted, Matt
BIG MESS: [Lowell MA]
Nick, Oliva, Nick
ian kovac jr. jr. [Boston MA]
New England Patriots: [Boston MA]
Koulendros Seidel Wright Trio: [Peterborough NH, Lowell MA]
Christos, Dave, Walter – electronics, percussion
PHURNNE: [Holyoke, Salem Lowell MA]
Jenifer, Stephanie Marie, Andrea
And the lineup is –
9:00pm ian kovac jr jr
10:15pm BIG MESS
11:00pm Curse Purse
12:00pm New England Patriots
Produced by Walter and Steph.
Saturday December 13 @ 8pm
Bad Smell: Raph and Jane [Burlington VT]
Bad Smell is the newest in trance/dance/france/pants excitement. Watch this –
GNäRDS: Peter, Abdul, Jamie [Worcester MA]
GNäRDS started in July 2013. Our first Tape GNäRDS – DEEP! was just self-released by us. Come pick up a copy at a show! or we’ll mail you one for 7 dollars (shipping included!)
Masingo: Jimmy, Ben [Lowell MA]
Guitar and beer and drums and beer, duck & cover, listen up
BopAnts: Marc, Steph, Heather, Walter [Manchester, Nashua NH, Lowell MA]
Post pysch-rock from the heart of the sun, or somewhere, sounds everywhere
Produced by Walter
Monday November 24 8pm
MONDAY NIGHT THRILLS AND TRILLS! Let’s have a blast. Donate to the touring musicians and the venue, please !!!
Bent Knee: [Boston MA]
Courtney Swain – vocals, keys
Ben Levin – guitar
Chris Baum – violin
Jessica Kion – bass
Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth – drums
Vince Welch – producer, sound design
Omhouse: [Toronto ON]
Sam Tallon Gleason
Speed Trials: [Lowell MA]
Ben Raymond – guitar, vocals
Evan Kelley – guitar, vocals
Kevin Dwyer – bass
Jon Kohen – drums, vocals
Judy Chong solo guitar, ukelele, vocals [Lowell MA]
Produced by Vick.
Sunday December 7 @ 8pm
Wow! Hey! What a show! Come join us at the 119 Gallery for a fantastic night of music from some fantastic bands. There is no cover charge at the door, however if you could bring a few dollars to support our friends from PA that would be great. We’ll also be running a canned food drive, so 2 pieces of canned or non-perishable food are mandatory to get in. All proceeds will be going to the Merrimack Valley Food Pantry. This is a community art space, so please respect the art that may be on the walls or else where in the venue. Most importantly, don’t be a CONE HEAD!
Slingshot Dakota (Bethlehem PA)
One of Topshelf Records’ best acts to date. Fantastic indie, emo punk that the whole family can enjoy!
Petal (Scranton PA)
Newcomers to Boston indie label, Run for Cover Records, Petal is a rad gang of guys and dolls who produce awesome indie rock, an act that should not be missed.
Choke Up (Boston MA)
One of Boston’s favorite punk bands, Choke Up will literally kick your ass with their music. Put your dancin’ shoes on for these boys.
Hold Ups (Milford NH)
Local favorites are gonna warm your toes right up for the rest of these rad bands. Some classic melodic hardcore pop punk for your little ear drums.
Produced by Vick
Tuesday December 2
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday – a day to celebrate generosity. Around the world, people will be volunteering, donating, and doing good deeds in their communites. What do you plan to do? Start by spreading the word about this wonderful holiday! Tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
You can help out & by donating to 119 Gallery here. Why? XFest is right around the corner!
All donations will be greatly appriciated
“The Holy Hipness of Jack Kerouac”
October 10 – November 22, 2014
Reception Sunday, October 12, 7pm
Cat de Leon, “The Word”
Check out more photos on Facebook!
After celebrating Kerouac in poetry and spoken word for many years, 119 Gallery is excited to host a multi-media installation about the poet, by Lynn artist Cat de Leon, opening October 10th. As part of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival weekend (October 9-13th), de Leon pays tribute to one of New England’s finest writers with her show “Up You Go, Little Smoke – ‘The Holy Hipness of Jack Kerouac.’” On display will be a number of large collages, several triptychs, art on window frames, charcoal portraits, aged photos mounted on metal, assemblages, and an audio collage.
Kerouac and his Beat cohorts left us their words, which still resonate with the artist, and his readers. After immersing themselves in de Leon’s spiritual offering, encompassing painting, collage, sound and more, gallery visitors will have more than words to call to mind the next time Kerouac’s name is evoked in Lowell. They will have the recall of a full sensory broadside, and perhaps feel a bit of the rapture of the artist and her subject. “Up You Go, Little Smoke” opens October 10th and runs through November 1st.
The reception takes place during LCK! Weekend, on Sunday October 12th at 7pm. During the reception, Kerouac’s unique blend of the spoken word, connected to the beat of jazz musicians, will be celebrated with a special performance by his friend and collaborator David Amram.
Friday- Saturday November 21-22 6:30pm
Since 2009 Lowell Massachusetts’ one day band swap! Again this year will be held at 119 Gallery.
Doin’ It Together Fest brings together musicians from all over New England for one weekend. The challenge is to write new music with people you have never been in a band with before. We are looking for new musicians this year! Fill out our online form for registration: https://stephlak.wufoo.com/forms/doin-it-together-fest/
Friday November 21st is when the band rosters will be released, come to 119 Gallery from 7pm to 9pm and meet your bandmates. This is a great opportunity to brainstorm ideas for your project and figure out practice times for the next day! This year we will give a free DITF tee-shirt to each band member that can make part of Friday evening. We will also have an open mic and refreshments will be served.
Saturday November 22nd is the busiest day of all! Meet with your bandmates at the predetermined practice space at the time you agreed on. You have all day to write 25 minutes of music. We ask that you meet back at 119 Gallery by 6:30pm for a free dinner and to check in. The lineup for the show will be available at 6:30pm. The show will begin around 8pm.
We hope to film all the bands this year and make this the biggest and best DITF yet!