Thursday, October 11, 2007
Art in Lawrence
Nina Wishnok, "Trace People I" 2006, 11" x 11" woodblock, paper lithography
Visited Lawrence, MA yesterday. Essex Art Center has a great print show up of work by Nina Wishnok. Curator Cathy McLaurin is fantastic, we had a great tour of the complex. She really is an inspiring individual. Her own artwork was on view in the Swaddled Babies and Dead Animals exhibit at the artist building on Canal St. (250 Canal street, Lawrence). A collaborative project with artist Gayle Caruso, the exhibit is up until October 12. Lawrence seems like a great place to have a studio, affordable rates and gorgeous mill buildings.
Caruso/McLaurin, Swaddled Babies, Mixed media Installation, 2007
Caruso/McLaurin, Swaddled Babies, Mixed media Installation, detail, 2007
The other great encounter I had today was with the Dutch Independent Curator Femke Lutgerink. She came to visit Senior Seminar at Montserrat College of Art today. She has a unique gift for organizing and finding talented individuals and collaborating with them to create new and often experimental art work. Definitely someone to watch!