Black and white is a monotonous color choice. Especially in the dead of winter when the world seems to be painted in various shades of gray.
But Sandrin Colson and Gene Wallace explore those shades in “Black and White,” which opens next week at Western Avenue Studios’ Loading Dock Gallery at 122 Western Avenue, Lowell. . The gallery will be open from February 4th to 26th, Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. The reception is on Saturday, February 4th from 3-5pm, with the artist’s talk at 4pm.
Black and white are culturally powerful signifiers. Black and white thinking reduces the world to an alternative. This exhibition explores perception from extremes to nuances in between.
Colson considers himself a storyteller. She creates her work abstractly using bold marks and complex shapes, often referencing natural forms. Her work is filled with swirls of paint, playful paper cutouts, and three-dimensional objects, creating richly textured canvases with intricate layers and meaning.
Addressing universal themes such as family, strength, loss and grief, Wallace draws inspiration from personal experiences to create her work. Using a variety of media, including photography, her encaustic paintings, and her mixed media, her work is narrative, instinctive and documentary.
For more information, please visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com.
Year of the Rabbit: Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) From a vast collection, including works from the exhibition “Woo Jun-Yong’s Otherworldly Realms”. Enjoy $5 minimum paid general admission to MFA during Chinese New Year celebrations (individuals, available from 5pm on the day) Exhibition plus Chinese brush painting art kit, Kung Fu , Enjoy the Lion Dance Demo, Vietnamese Music and Dance, Asian Art, Music and Dining Specials. -event/lunar-new-year?event=3265 details.
This weekend in Wham: Visit the Worcester Art Museum this weekend. A variety of activities are planned here to enhance your appreciation of the exhibits. The Art Cart contains hands-on armor and mosaics. Learn about The Viking Age in the Arts and Armor Program and take several guided tours through WAM’s exhibits. See https://www.worcesterart.org/events/ for schedule and details.
“Mandatory Meeting” Alert: “Company Meeting: New Rob Sandagata” will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Lowell 160 Western Avenue Loft, Level 2, Storage Closet Gallery. , and his Saturday, March 4, to coincide with Western Avenue Studios’ monthly open studio event. The show combines paintings and drawings from the turbulent times of the 2020s. The grotesque, cartoonish figures twist, explode, and bend backwards into psychedelic explosions of color, pattern, and detail. Sandagata’s work fuses elements of pop culture, 80’s comics, counter-his cultural movements, punk, heavy his metal, chronic disease, politics, and contemporary art into a visual riot that provokes criticism and questioning. . The artist, who now lives and works in Lowell, was born in New Haven, Connecticut and has lived in New York, Arizona, and Massachusetts. Important influences, in rough chronological order, include cartoons, comics, Dungeons & Dragons, “alternative” music, punk rock, theater, competitive debates, mid-90s hardcore, and band t-shirts.
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