Ocean Reflecting Sky, Stetson Gallery
September 7 – October 11th, 2017
Sunday September 10, 12-2pm, 2017
Stetson Gallery, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead
Ocean Reflecting Sky will feature paintings and drawings depicting how important seagrass habitats are not only for ocean life, but for the air we breathe as well. Boston EPA’s marine ecologist and seagrass expert Dr. Philip Colarusso will talk about current scientific research in seagrass conservation at the opening reception on Sep. 10th. Dr. Colarusso will give an overview of the Blue Carbon research conducted in the seagrass beds of Boston Harbor.
“Reflection” is an abstraction of an algae bloom, nitrates have seeped into the water and started merging into seagrass’ space. There is still enough light for photosynthesis but the clarity of water is shifting. Nature has an amazing way of dealing with pollution we dump into it, to an extent. Clean water is important not only for seagrass ecosystems that need light to survive but also us. When we pollute our rivers, estuaries and oceans we get algae blooms that block light. This results in loss of costal environments that feed and sustain many species of life, including us.
Dr. Philip Colarusso is marine ecologist and seagrass expert working for the EPA for over 28 years. His current research focuses on carbon sequestration by seagrasses, seagrass restoration and the impact of invasive species on seagrasses. He received his MS in Environmental Science from University of Massachusetts in Boston and his PhD from Northeastern University in Marine Biology. More can be found on his work here.
Two Person Show
October 2nd -December 15th, 2017
700 Main Street, North
Cambridge, MA 02139
Blue C @ 485 Madison Ave( South), NY
August 16 – September 4, 2017
485 Madison Ave (South)
New York, NY
(Between 52nd and 51st)
Space provided by Jack Resnick & Sons
Nearest Trains: 6, E, M
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 19, 7-9pm
Featuring a short talk by Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, evolutionary biologist and former CEO of the New England Aquarium.
My abstract landscapes are inspired by the sensations of life within seagrass beds; the color, the energy, and interconnectedness of species. Through my research and collaborations with marine ecologists, I learned about Blue Carbon, the carbon that is captured and stored by marine ecosystems such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses. This storage function buffers climate change and ocean acidification. Blue C will feature new abstract paintings depicting how important seagrass habitats are not only for ocean life, but for the air we breathe as well.
My interviews with marine ecologists Phil Colarusso, Barnabas Daru, Jane Disney, Nigella Hillgarth, Randall Hughes, Alyssa Novack, and Fred Short have greatly influenced my paintings. Interviews on these amazing scientists can be found here:
Super excited to be invited to show my work through Chashama’s Space to Present Program!
Also a special thank you to Resnick & Sons, who have generously provided the space to Chashama and me to share my seagrass inspired work!
Something’s In the Water at Enso Art Gallery
March 29 – April 29, 2017
Poetry Slam with Bradly Souffrant & Ecologist Barnabas Daru:
Saturday, April 1, 3:00- 5:00 PM, 2017
Friday, April 7th, 6:00- 9:00PM, 2017
Marine Ecologist Alyssa Novak presentation
Gus Agudelo solo guitar
The Gallery at Enso Flats
50 Centre Street
Brockton, MA, 02301
November 14th- December 31st, 2016
Thursday, November 17th, 5:30-8:30 pm, 2016
160 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
Boston, November 17th, 2016 @artlery160, the premier high tech gallery in downtown Boston, is pleased to present “Immersed,” a major exhibition of new paintings and an interactive public arts sculpture by Nedret Andre. Immersed is a collaborative examination of our seagrass environment explores how nutrient overload impacts our waters. The reception will include marine ecologists presenting their seagrass field-work, poetry reading, and a live public arts project.
During the reception between 6:30-7:30PM, Barbanas Daru from Harvard University, Anamarija Frankic from Biomimicry Lab., and Alyssa Novak from Boston University will be discussing their scientific work around Eelgrass conservation. Published poet Wendy Drexler will be sharing her earth inspired poetry. The public will also be invited to build an “Invented Habitat” with sprawling watercolors and a soft sculpture that organically mimics seagrass beds.
6:00 PM Poet: Wendy Drexler
6:30-7:30 PM Marine Ecologist: Barbanas Daru from Harvard University
Anamarija Frankic from Biomimicry Lab.
Alyssa Novak from Boston University
8:30- 9:30 PM Music: The Sea The Sea
5:30- 9:30 PM Public Art Project “Invented Habitats”
@artlery160 is a high tech Boston-based contemporary gallery that enhances art appreciation and engagement through the use of Artlery Art Appreciation System, downloadable at https://artlery.com.
2016 Red Biennial at Cambridge Arts Association
November 8 – December 21, 2016
Intertidal, Stetson Gallery
September 3- September 30th, 2016
Sunday September 11, 12-2pm, 2016
Stetson Gallery, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead
Pop Up Show @Rocky Neck Art Colony
August 21, 22nd
Goetemann Residency Studio, 51A Rocky Neck Ave. Gloucester
USEA Celebrates 30 Years @artlery 160
June 8th- July 9th, 2016
Tuesday, June 28th, 6-9 pm, 2016
160 Federal Street, Boston, MA 0211o
ECO Arts Festival
5th Annual Provincetown Green Arts Festival
May 6- May 15th, 2016
Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport
“We are now at the forefront of a wave of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and medical research that illuminates the physiological and brain process that underlie our transformative connection to water.”
W. J. Nichols, Blue Mind
Please join me and fellow artists in our different interpretations water.
Blue Minded, Walsingham Gallery
April 8- May 8th, 2016
Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm
47 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
What Have We Got to Lose? Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery
March 4th- June 20th, 2016
April 6th, 6-8pm, 2016
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
293 Moose Hill Street
Sharon, MA 02067
781.784.5691 Ext 8111