Exhibit Dates: Nov 15 – Dec 10
Reception: Sat Nov 19, 3-6pm
Congratulations to the artists in Inside-Out –
Mitchel Ahern, Amy Boger, Anne Brown, Ruth Brownstein, Paul Callahan, Ashley Cantrell, Ashley Carey, Aisling Colleary, Patricia Crotty, Michael F Dailey Jr, Ivy Demos, Chelsea Doherty, Denise Dumas, Meredith Fife-Day, Alexander Giavis, Duy Hoang, Dian Hosmer, Jim Jeffers, Jan Johnson, Dung Le, Alyshia Lien, Denise Manseau, Andy Moerlein, Noredin Morgan, Adam Norton, Patrick Pierce, Dan Rocha, Elaine Seidel, Jonathan Spath, Frank Tadley, Michal Truelsen, Victoria Valente, Brenda van der Beek, Katherine Vetne, Denise Warren, Sarah Wisniewski, Wendy Wollager, Elaine Wood Rick Breault
This was our most successful Juried Exhibit ever!
The competition was fierce, with nearly fifty artists submitting over 70 pieces. Come to the reception on Saturday, Nov 19th from 3-6pm to celebrate the art selected by the juror, Anna Shapiro, as well as all the artists who supported the gallery and took up the challenge of Inside-Out. The Best in Show of the 2011 Juried Exhibit will be announced at the reception.
This is a show of opposites, encompassing delicacy and boldness, the political and the personal, art that is minimal and excessive, beautiful and horrifying. These works embrace the visual discomfort of something inside-out, the feeling of being insider or outsider, the act of a transition between the inside to outside. Each of these artworks hold this tension that presents a dichotomy and duality of the phrase “Inside-Out”
In choosing these pieces for “Inside-Out”, I adhered to a existential concept, desiring to push a philosophical perspective that is a little twisted, inverted and disturbed. I chose work that challenges our eyes our minds. There were excellent submissions that I didn’t include because of my desire to take on the tension of opposition. It is an eclectic show that seeks to balance the dystopic, visceral, traditional, folksy and analytic views from an inside-out world.
~ Anna Shapiro