shows

Monmouth Museum
Does It Match the Couch- A Juried Exploration of Color

The group exhibition will run from June 1- Sep. 2, 2018

Monmouth Museum

765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6 – 8pm

Manatee, Oil on Canvas, 24″x 48″, 2018

 

 

After the Green Crab Arrives, Stetson Gallery

The solo exhibition will run from Sep. 8- Oct. 16, 2018

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 9, 12-2pm, 2018

Stetson Gallery, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead

Stetson Gallery

After the European Green Crab Arrives, Oil on Canvas, 24″x 48″, 2018

 

 

Uprooted, Beacon Gallery 

The Solo exhibition will run October 5th- 28th, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday October 5th, 7-9PM, 2018

www.beacongallery.com

524B Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118 US

 

Digging, Oil on Canvas, 24″x 48″, 2018

 

To belong somewhere, to have roots, a sense of history or home, and then to be uprooted. What does it mean for European Green Crab (Canisus Maneas) larva to have been uprooted from their native shores and transported to our coastline on the ballasts of boats in the 1800s?  These seemingly small creatures proliferated to become an invasive species in New England and are now destroying acres of indigenous seagrass habitats. They dig away at seagrass roots and uproot these foundation plants. I am exploring the implications of how being uprooted affects both the European Green Crab and Seagrass meadows in with my abstract paintings.

Diggingdepicts the Green Crab’s process of burrowing through the sediment in seagrass beds. Everything becomes disheveled by the Green Crab’s natural curiosity and resilience—not just to survive, but thrive. They dig away in the sand, uproot the seagrasses, eat through all the scallops and leave empty shells behind. The painting depicts the frantic energy of the “raving mad crab” (Latin definition of Canisus Maneas). I use broken shapes, fragmented lines, and overlapped objects where there is no focal area. This overall patterning creates unrest. The colors are uplifting shades of jewel tones of the somewhat amazing seagrass habitat that is being destroyed. Green Crab Cove, in contrast, is a calm abstract landscape with shimmering light. If the painting is viewed from afar the whole cove becomes a Green Crab basking in the sun. This play on being both object and land happened while I was thinking about how and why the green crab has been here for over 100 years and still is called a migrant crab. At what point do we say “they belong”…or not?  The periwinkle is also a migrant mollusk on our shores that came during the 1800s, but it is not seen as an invasive species. Periwinkles were uprooted and assimilated.

Abstract volumes drift across the top of Floating Rock Crab. Another type of movement is happening on the bottom half of the canvas. Sediment and shuffling of stuff—we are not sure exactly what it is, only that there is a different kind of movement. More packed and dense. In this painting I contrast two types of movements. One is the top water column movement with the leftover floating shells of Rock Crabs. The other movement is that of the hungry Green Crab in the bottom of the canvas: rummaging.  This painting is a reflection of the destructive nature of Green Crabs. Native crabs such as Rock Crabs, mollusks and eelgrass beds are being lost at alarming rates. One Green Crab can consume 40 half-inch clams a day, as well as other crabs its own size.

When the Fog Rolls Inis a more poetic reflection of the colors in seagrass meadows when changes in weather occur. Tangible, intangible, fog brings to our attention to a wealth of sensations that we are not usually aware of. This experience of being engulfed by fog happened on one of my field trips with Alyssa Novak’s seagrass conservation group in Wellfleet. One minute we were harvesting seagrass; the next minute the fog was so dense that you could barely see anything. It was amazing since all your senses come alive. Colors are brighter, textures more exaggerated, and the sound almost went up a notch. In this painting I try to capture this tension between dulling down and the unexpected magnification of beauty of the eelgrass meadow.

The Emotion of Color, Contemporary Abstract Expressionism in the 21stCentury, Belmont Gallery of Art

The Group Exhibition will run Oct 19th- Nov 30th, 2018

Reception: Friday, Oct 19th, 2018.

Belmont Gallery of Art

19 Moore St., 3rd floor
Belmont Center, MA 02478

 

Ocean Above

Ocean Above, Oil on Canvas, 36″x 48″. 2017

 

 

 

2019

The Gallery at Enso Flats

Solo Show, April 2019

50 Centre Street
Brockton, MA, 02301
United States

http://ensoartgallery.com/

 

 

Past Shows

Beyond the Tangible, Gallery 1832

Two Person Show with Nedret Andre & Ingrid Scheibler

October 10- December 10, 2017

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes…Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.”

–Arshile Gorky 

Tidal Zone, Oil on Canvas, 24"x 48", 2017

Tidal Zone, Oil on Canvas, 24″x 48″, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 9th,  5pm-7pm
Gallery 1832
LabCentral

700 Main Street, North

Cambridge, MA 02139

Gallery 1832

617.863.3650

Gallery Open: 9AM- 4PM weekdays

Ocean Reflecting Sky, Stetson Gallery

Solo Show

September 7 –  October 11th, 2017

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Reflection, Oil on Panel, 20″x 30″, 2017

Reception:

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.

Stetson Gallery

Blue Carbon, Oil on Panel, 24"x 48", 2017

Blue Carbon, Oil on Panel, 24″x 48″, 2017

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:

Seagrass

Super excited to be invited to show my work through Chashama’s Space to Present Program! 

www.chashama.org

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

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Reception:

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
United States

http://ensoartgallery.com/

 

2016 Shows

Blue Passage

Intertidal, Oil on Canvas, 50″ x 68″, 2016

 

Immersed @Artlery160

November 14th- December 31st, 2016

Reception:

Thursday, November 17th, 5:30-8:30 pm, 2016

160 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110

https://artlery.com/artlery160/

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.

Reception events:

 

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

Reception:
Friday, November 18, 2016, 6-8pm, 2016
University Place Gallery: 124 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Kathryn Schultz Gallery: 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA 02138

http://www.cambridgeart.org

 

Intertidal, Stetson Gallery

September 3- September 30th, 2016

Reception:

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

 

Beach

Beach

 

USEA Celebrates 30 Years @artlery 160

June 8th- July 9th, 2016

Reception:

Tuesday, June 28th, 6-9 pm, 2016

160 Federal Street, Boston, MA 0211o

https://artlery.com/artlery160/

www.useaboston.com

 

Appearances

ECO Arts Festival

5th Annual Provincetown Green Arts Festival

May 6- May 15th, 2016

SeaSpace Gallery, 333r Commercial St, Provincetown, MA02657

http://provincetownconservationtrust.org/appearances/

 

 

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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

Reception:

Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm

47 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

978.499.4411

Walsingham Gallery

 

Found

Found

What Have We Got to Lose? Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery

March 4th- June 20th, 2016

Reception:

April 6th, 6-8pm, 2016

Mass Audubon
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
293 Moose Hill Street
Sharon, MA 02067

781.784.5691 Ext 8111

Moose Hill Gallery