Bolsey, Neuman and Saunders at Star Gallery
For the second time this summer, Sunne Savage Gallery has partnered with Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME to bring Massachusetts artists to Mount Desert Island.
An exhibition of art by Carole Bolsey, Robert S. Neuman and Rikki Morley Saunders will be on view at Star Gallery from Thursday, July 25 thru Wednesday August 7, 2019. The exhibition celebrates the voyages we take through life and the wonders we encounter along the way. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 25thfrom 5-7 p.m. The reception will be open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Robert S. Neuman (1926-2015) was a Boston-based painter who began “summering” on Mount Desert Island in the early 1960’s. Works from his Voyage series will be on view. The Voyage seriesis inspired by the complicated, colorful and ever-hopeful journey we take through life. Neuman depicts the paths we traverse as literally wound up in knots, conveying the uncertainty we often feel as life takes unexpected turns. He is also the subject of a documentary in production at Keene State College, Keene, NH.
Carole Bolsey, a Massachusetts based artist, has exhibited extensively in Boston, New York, Washington DC and Japan. This exhibition will be her first in Maine. Bolsey places her subjects, ranging from boats to horses, in abstracted, dream-like surroundings to highlight their grace and simplicity. Her works on view will include Water Lilies and Canoes, a maquette for her monumental commission Hudson River Backwater (2019) installed in Hudson Yards Grill at the much-lauded mixed-use development Hudson Yards, New York.
Rikki Morley Saunders is a sculptor from Pennsylvania. Her artistic practice takes root in keen observations of the animals closest to her, including her beloved dogs and peacocks, which she then renders in bronze. Her newest piece, a pair of life-size peacocks, is set to join the permanent collection of the Brandywine River Museum this fall.
Star Gallery is in Northeast Harbor, ME. The gallery exhibits contemporary-traditional artists from Maine and beyond, showcasing diverse interpretations of Mount Desert Island’s beauty and fresh perspectives on 21stcentury artistry that draw inspiration from around the world.
Lauriat and Stroud at Star Gallery
It’s summer, so you know what that means! We’re partnering with Star Gallery to bring Boston artists to Northeast Harbor, Maine. An exhibition of new art by Michele Lauriat and Cynthia Stroud will be on view at Star Gallery from Thursday June 27 thru Wednesday July 10, 2019. An opening reception to celebrate the artists will be held on Thursday June 27th from 5-7pm. The reception will be open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
The natural world is the central inspiration for artists Michele Lauriat and Cynthia Stroud. Together their works encompass two halves of a whole: the natural landscape and the life that inhabits it.
Lauriat will be exhibiting works from her ongoing Acadia series. Acadia, like all her series, is open ended and the finished artworks are untitled to acknowledge that each scene represents only an infinitesimal fragment of place. One of Lauriat’s Untitledfrom the Pemigemasset Series is the newest addition to the Bates College art collection. The large-scale work on paper is on display in Uncovered: Selected works from the Collection, ongoing through October 5, 2019.
Lauriat’s works focus on the patterns in each landscape—blades of grass, stands of trees with intertwining waif like branches, ripples in a stream. She captures their texture and expression with vibrantly colored, repetitive blots of gouache, rivulets of ink and scratches of pencil. The resulting works are startlingly intimate portraits of the places we hold dear.
Stroud embraces nature’s playful spirit with a menagerie of creatures, from birds to bobcats and bugs. She plays no favorites in her choice of media but is embracing color anew after a long stint working in bronze. The more immediate media of gouache and collage allow her to capture the exuberance of spring renewal with bright fields of color encapsulating flower buds and even an exploration of the heavens above us. Stroud is based in Maine and has been visiting Mount Desert Island since her first family vacation as an infant.
Star Gallery is located in Northeast Harbor. The gallery exhibits contemporary-traditional artists from Maine and beyond. A visitor to the gallery will find diverse interpretations of Mount Desert Island’s beauty alongside fresh perspectives on 21stcentury artistry that draw inspiration from around the world.
Visit the gallery 10am–5pm daily and by appointment thru Labor Day.
Star Gallery, 6 Neighborhood Rd, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.
Find them online at www.stargallerymaine.com
WEIGHTLESS at RSM Art Gallery
Our own Christina Godfrey has curated the latest exhibition at RSM Art Gallery. ‘Weightless’ features works by four local artists: Lauren Bass, Gints Grinbergs, Elizabeth Lilly, Ken Shannon. A reception will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:30–7:30 p.m. and the exhibition will be on view from May 16th- September 12th, 2019. Please RSVP by May 13, 2019 at http://rsmus.com/events/artgallery. Contact Erinn Johnson with questions about the event. Erinn.Johnson@rsmus.com
Kicking off the summer season, the RSM Art Gallery will host Weightless – a whimsical exhibition of paintings, prints, and sculpture created by four local artists. The exhibition will evoke summer memories of New England such as swimming, coastal exploration, and marine life.
Lauren Bass is a portrait artist who is captivated by the process of painting, and the magic of images emerging from a blank canvas. In her compositions, she focuses on the effects of light, the moods it evokes, and the shapes it forms as it falls and travels across objects. Bass’ Buoyant Force series will be on exhibit in Weightless. The paintings are portraits of her daughter. In addition to natural light, reflection, depth, pattern and weightlessness play elemental roles in these compositions. Lauren Bass keeps a studio in the Sandpaper Building in Rockland, MA.
Gints Grinbergs is best known for his large-scale dandelions and orbs, but the sculptor has also been sculpting animals out of his inventory of junkyard treasures. The animals, like the artist, possess a quirky sense of humor which he captures using saw blades, nails, door knobs and odd tools. Grinbergs will be exhibiting a school of steel fish swimming through the RSM Art Gallery in this summer’s exhibition. This will be the third installation of his sculpture at the RSM Art Gallery. The sculptor lives and works in Dedham, MA.
Elizabeth Lilly is a printmaker and member of Full Tilt Studio in Hyde Park, MA. Living steps from the ocean in Hull, Lilly is fascinated by the variety of forms seaweed takes, whether it is wafting in rock pools or dried in clumps at the high tide line. In the series Floating, Lilly physically prints seaweed on both sides of fine paper, and she then creates assemblage mobiles of her prints and beach finds.
Ken Shannon’s sculpture comes straight from the beach where he collects driftwood inspirations. Each wooden piece defines the animal it will become; the eye of a whale, the snout of a turtle, the tail of a sea horse. In Weightless, Shannon will be exhibiting a pod of whales like those often seen feeding in the Gulf of Maine this time of year. Shannon lives and works in Cohasset, MA.
CONNECTIVITY at RSM Art Gallery
This spring the RSM Art Gallery will host its fifth biannual student art exhibition, Connectivity, featuring artwork by students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA at Tufts). We hope you’ll join us at the opening reception.
RSM Art Gallery, 80 City Square, Boston, MA 02129.
Monday, March 4, from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
These exhibitions are popular events, bursting with diverse artwork by some of Boston’s most talented young artists. At the reception, expect to see paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and photographs hung salon-style, and patrons angling to buy their favorites fast.
Connectivity encompasses artwork by 24 emerging talents. A call for art was presented to SMFA at Tufts students in December with guidelines for the exhibition including a theme, Connectivity. The exhibition will explore the networks, communities, cultures and experiences that unite us.
The show will be juried by Christina Godfrey, director of the Sunne Savage Gallery; Christopher Mackenzie, market managing partner at RSM US; Kendall Reiss, professor of the practice at SMFA at Tufts; Diego Rosenfeld, principal at RSM US and a Tufts alumnus; and Heidi Rosenfeld, art enthusiast and former MFA development officer.
Founded in 2002, the RSM Art Gallery focuses on thematic group exhibitions of local artists’ work. Christina Godfrey of Sunne Savage Gallery curates rotating exhibitions in the space. The RSM Art Gallery pairs each exhibition with a nonprofit organization that receives twenty percent of sales during the exhibition. A percentage of proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to SMFA at Tufts to support financial aid and scholarships.
TECHNIQUE at RSM Art Gallery
Join us to celebrate the art of printmaking at the opening reception for TECHNIQUE: Five Artists’ Diverse Approach to Printmaking.
RSM Art Gallery
Reception: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
RSVP by Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
Click here to register for the reception.
This exhibition investigates the complex craft of printmaking through the art of Rebekah Lord Gardiner, Iris Morehouse Kumar, Dean Nimmer, Liz Shepherd and John Thompson.
Can’t make it to the reception? The exhibition will be on view from January 10th to March 4th, 2019.
Judy Gelles at RSM Art Gallery
Join us at the opening reception for an exhibition of Judy Gelles’ celebrated documentary photography series The Fourth Grade Project.
RSM Art Gallery
80 City Square, Boston, MA on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
RSVP by Sept. 20th here
Who do you live with?
What do you wish for?
What do you worry about?
The children’s answers are superimposed on their portraits or displayed near them. They tell startlingly intimate stories that nonetheless speak to universal values, hopes and fears.
Juxtapose at RSM Art Gallery
Join us for a reception at the RSM Art Gallery, 80 City Square, Boston, MA 02129 on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Featuring works by three distinct artists whose dynamic, intrepid approach to their craft stretches the limits of their chosen medium: Kim Carlino, Damion Silver and Michael Zachary.
Robert S. Neuman: Sixty Years in Paint at Childs Gallery
The upcoming exhibition Robert S. Neuman: Sixty Years in Paint is the latest collaboration between Sunne Savage Gallery and Childs Gallery. It is a celebration of Neuman’s prolific six decade career as an artist.
>Works exhibited span the full breadth of Neuman’s artistic canon and exemplify the shifts in style and subject matter that occurred throughout his career. An opening reception will be held on September 27, from 6- 8 p.m. at Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116. The exhibition will be on display through November 12th.
Robert S. Neuman at Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery
Robert S. Neuman: Impulse and Discipline is set to open at the Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery at Keene State College on Friday, September 22, 2017.
A collaboration between Thorne-Sagendorph and Sunne Savage Gallery, this is the latest large-scale retrospective of Neuman’s work and the most comprehensive to date. The exhibition explores Neuman’s identity as a major, distinctive figure within the landscape of post-war American art. His brand of “emblematic expressionism” gives him a distinctive place in the history of abstract expressionism; the full scope of this unique artistic style will be on display at this exhibit.
The location of the exhibition has unique resonance; Neuman founded the Keene State Art Department in 1972 and was awarded Professor Emeritus in 1992.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 22, from 5- 7 p.m. at the Thorne Sagendorph Gallery, 229 Main St, Keene, NH 03435.
There will also be two panel discussions associated with the exhibition this fall.
Robert S. Neuman: Artist as Teacher, Teacher as Artist
Friday, October 13th, 6:30– 8 p.m
This informal discussion between Neuman’s former students from Keene State College, Harvard’s Carpenter Center, and Brown University will shed light on Neuman’s identity as a teacher and mentor.
Robert S. Neuman and Post-War Art: A Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 4th, 2– 4 p.m.
Curator Joseph Ketner, art historian Lisa Crossman, and critic Carl Little discuss the artistic and intellectual path Neuman followed throughout his career.
Jess Hurley Scott at Star Gallery
The Sunne Savage Gallery has partnered with Star Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine to exhibit the work of Jess Hurley Scott in a group show open through August 1st. Our relationship with Star Gallery began with an exhibition of Robert S. Neuman’s work in 2014. In this exhibition, the work of gallery favorite Jess Hurley Scott will exhibited alongside two other talented artists: Margery Torrey and Melina White.
SIRENS Opening Reception 6/8
Please join RSM and the Sunne Savage Gallery at the RSM Art Gallery for the opening reception of SIRENS: Three female artists focus on the sea. The exhibition features the work of the three distinctive female artists whose collective bodies of work craft a compelling portrait of the sea, the life systems within it and its dynamic coast line. Exhibiting artists are K. Gretchen Greene, Michele Lauriat and Jess Hurley Scott. The exhibition is curated by Christina Godfrey. A percentage of sales will be donated to the RSM Boston Foundation.
RSM Opens New Art Gallery on 11/30/16
Please join RSM and the Sunne Savage Gallery in the newly renovated RSM Art Gallery for the opening reception of STILL: A contemporary take on the traditional still life. Exhibiting Artists are John Gentile, Gints Grinbergs, Lisa Daria Kennedy and Debby Krim. The exhibition is curated by Christina Godfrey. A percentage of sales will be donated to the RSM Boston Foundation.
Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: RSM Art Gallery, 80 City Square, Boston, MA 02129
Complimentary parking is available in the RSM garage during the reception.
Robert S. Neuman Exhibits At Maine Seacoast Mission 7/22
Friday, July 22nd, 2016, 5:00-7:00pm
Maine Seacoast Mission, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
SHIPSHAPE OPENING RECEPTION 6/17
UPCYCLE OPENING RECEPTION
McGladrey Art Gallery is located within the McGladrey office building
80 City Square
Charlestown, MA 02129
Parking is provided within the building during the event.
YOU.ARE.BEAUTIFUL. A Tribute to Warriors
YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL.,a series of photographs by Thi Linh Wernau, celebrates our ability as humans to overcome. It includes portraits and statements from wounded veterans, largely post-9/11 combat veterans. The project honors the sacrifice of our wounded veterans, empowers veterans to share their own voices and helps other veterans in need.
This project is inspired by the universal truth of love, in the form of love of self and love of others. It is about finding and celebrating the light and beauty in other people and within oneself.
Veterans face a different kind of battle when they come home from war or transition into civilian life. Twenty-two veterans per day take their own lives and there are countless others who struggle to find independence or struggle to find ways to move forward. For many, it is an ongoing battle, but there are ways we can help.
In addition to sharing the voices of wounded veterans through a collection of over thirty photographs, this three-month exhibition seeks to help raise awareness of the invisible wounds of war. Proceeds from art sales and donations will benefit The Red Sox Foundation and Mass General Hospital Home Base Program, who provide clinical care for veterans and their families.
Robert S. Neuman Lame Deer at Art Complex
The Art Complex Museum is exhibiting Robert S.Neuman: Lame Deer Series from February 23 – May 18th, 2014.
The opening reception is Sunday, February 23rd, from 1:30-3:30pm.
The Lame Deer Series, started in 1978, was conceived during the artist’s visit to the Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservation in Lame Deer, Montana, named for a mystic and medicine man. The paintings also recall Mr. Neuman’s Western heritage as a native of Idaho who spent time fishing and hunting in Montana. Reviewing the Lame Deer Series, art critic Robert Taylor wrote in the Boston Globe (March 25, 1979): “Neuman’s pictures fuse the methods of color field paintings, emblematic abstractions and expressionist responses and, at their best as in this series, are evocative and original.” Featuring bold, abstract tipi shapes, vast skylines and striking imagery, the Lame Deer Series is one of Neuman’s most personal series and one that he continues to work on to this day.
In addition to the exhibition at the Art Complex Museum, Neuman had a show featuring his Lame Deer Series at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, ME, in 2006. Works from the Lame Deer series are in the collections of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, NH, and the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, in addition to numerous private collections.
The Art Complex Museum is located at 189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02331
MassART3: A Group Exhibition is Student Artwork
Thursday, February 6th, 5:30-7:30pm
Reception: Thursday, February 6th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, February 3rd
617.241.1440 or McGladreyNewEngland@McGladrey.com
The McGladrey Art Gallery is open during regular business hours or by appointment. Please contact Christina Godfrey for more information.
Abstract Landscape: Michele Lauriat & Sand T Kalloch
Tuesday, November 19th from 5:30-7:30pm.
The Sunne Savage Gallery and McGladrey present Abstract Landscape, an exhibition of two local female artists whose artwork vary stylistically, but yet share a common theme. Michele Lauriat’s complex large scale compositions are inspired by specific locations, such as Phil’s Hill, NH and Spot Pond, MA. Sand T Kalloch’s minimal landscapes, although not site specific, evoke strangely familiar scenes of quiet coasts, ponds and mountainsides. Both artists play with grounds in their work, with foregrounds melting into backgrounds, reflection and atmosphere. In addition to abstracting the composition, the artists share a complimentary color palate and linear detail that unites the work. Abstract Landscape is an exhibition not to be missed by contemporary art lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. The exhibition runs October 7th, 2013 to January 31st, 2014.
The McGladrey Art Gallery is located within the McGladrey office at 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA. Garage parking is available in the rear of the building.
Reception: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 5:30-7:30
R.S.V.P. to Kristin Baylis at 617.241.1440 or McGladreyNewEngland@McGladrey.com
The McGladrey Art Gallery is open by appointment. Please contact Christina Godfrey to schedule an appointment.
ArtBeyond Opening Reception
Join us for the opening reception of ArtBeyond at the McGladrey Art Gallery Tuesday June 18th, 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Exhibiting Artists: Travis Roy, Chaz Southard, Mike Ferriter, Rus Wooton, Mark Falnagan, Robert W. Johnson, Lorna Ritz, Michael Murach, Walter Horak, Elizabeth Colburn-Moraites and Lauren Gillette.
Robert S. Neuman’s Definition of Place opens in Idaho
Definition of Place: 1950-2012, a traveling retrospective that opens at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho on April 25, 2013. The exhibition runs from April 25 through August 10, 2013 and then travels to the Prichard Art Gallery at the University of Idaho in Moscow, where it will be on display from August 22 through October 12, 2013.
As a second generation Abstract Expressionist, Neuman explores regional, historical and metaphysical themes. Drawing inspiration from architecture, landscape and history, his passion for color, application, drawing and geometry unify a prolific body of work. Definition of Place includes work from 12 of his 15 major painting series.
We are thrilled to have this show travel to Idaho. To date, this is Neuman’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition and will be the first in his native state of Idaho since 1969. As one of Idaho’s most important living artists, Neuman hopes this retrospective will reintroduce his work to museum professionals, art enthusiasts and the youth of his birthplace.
ELEMENTS OF COLLAGE
The Sunne Savage Gallery and McGladrey present Elements of Collage, an exhibition focusing on diverse applications of collage by four local artists: Robert Maloney, Brantner DeAtley, Kristin Texeira, Katherine Romero.
RECEPTION: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
McGladrey Art Gallery
McGladrey, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129
RSVP by February 1st to Kristin Baylis, 617.241.1440
Garage parking is available during the reception; the entrance is behind the McGladrey office building.
The gallery is open by appointment. Contact Christina Godfrey for a viewing, 508.667.1062
Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise at Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine.
January 18 – March 22, 2013
Friday, January 18, 6-8pm., Lecture by author and art historian Carl Little, Olin room 104, 6pm, followed by a Opening Reception for the Artist in the Museum of Art.
Bates College Museum of Art: Olin Arts Center 75 Russell Street Lewiston, Maine 04240, Phone: 207-786-6158
Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise is the artist’s personal exploration of a theme that dates back to the Middle Ages – the folly and foibles of man. Informed by his reflections on the modern day world around him and imbued with a knowledge of seafaring and shipbuilding intrinsic to life in Maine, Neuman’s intricate compositions recall the fantastical paintings of the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516). Images of the ship in various stages of its journey, from construction to calamity to repair, function both as a cautionary tale on the dangers of the quest at hand and as a metaphor for the human condition.
Neuman began exploring the theme in 1977 in whimsical sketches, prints and mixed-media works. In 1983, August Heckscher, who was a fellow summer resident of Mt. Desert Island and who operated a fine printing press there, commissioned Neuman to execute a portfolio of prints to accompany a fine facsimile edition of the medieval humanist Sebastian Brandt’s Shyp of Fooles. Brandt’s text, which dates to 1494, is an allegory outlining in 112 chapters the vices and worldly conceits of man that prevent him from reaching godly salvation in paradise. Translated from German into Latin and then into French, English, Dutch, and Low German, the tale became a best seller, with woodcut illustrations by Brandt’s contemporary Albrecht Dürer that clearly conveyed Brandt’s message to the literate and illiterate alike.
Like Brandt’s wayward passengers, Neuman’s ship is ill-equipped for its journey. As described by the printer’s son, Philip Heckscher, the “ship is not ship-shape. Its rigging is a-fly, its hull heavily patched, its deck encumbered with what the artist calls ‘worldly clutter’ . . . Even an amateur sailor can see that this ship isn’t going anywhere.” There is no captain guiding it through the misfortunes it faces – whether airborne, encumbered by the great rock, or on fire – and in most of the images, the passengers are nowhere to be seen. For Neuman, as for Brandt, the journey is ultimately a metaphor for the human experience.
This exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Heckscher Museum, in Huntington, NY and the Sunne Savage Gallery, in Boston, Massachusetts and has received support from Astoria Federal Savings and the Clare Chester Stone Marital Trust. An illustrated catalogue with essays by Philip Heckscher, Carl Little, and John C. Olin accompanies the exhibition.
WOOD: Kyle Downs, Nick Edmonds, Rose Olson, Barbara Putnam
September 10, 2012-January 4, 2013
Reception: Thursday, October 4th , 2012. 5:30 pm -7:30 pm. McGladrey Art Gallery, McGladrey, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129
WOOD is a group show highlighting different approaches to the medium. The exhibition includes sculpture, painting, and prints by Kyle Downs, Nick Edmonds, Rose Olson, Barbara Putnam, respectfully. Utilizing the rich natural color and grain, or the historic techniques of carving and joinery each of the four exhibiting artists is dedicated to the beauty and utility of wood. The artists where selected for this exhibit for their diverse approaches to the medium and their ever so slight similarities in style.
Kyle Downs, emerging artist from Brunswick, Maine, combines richly color woods creating abstract wall reliefs. The sections of Oak, Ash, Mahogany, Purple Heart, Yellow Heart, Bloodwood, and Padouk, scraps from previous projects, crate bold Jean Arp like abstraction elevating these “scraps” to beautiful and strong abstractions. His process is intuitive, and the outcome is a confidently constructed combination of mixed woods and criss-crossing grains with geometric and organic formations. In addition to WOOD, Downs is simultaneously having his first solo show at the prestigious June Fitzpatrick Gallery in Portland, Maine.
Nick Edmonds, sculptor, working in Sharon, MA, is Professor Emeritus from Boston University. Edmonds studied wood joinery internationally on a SMFA fellowship to Norway, 1969, and Fulbright Fellowship to Japan, 1975. The education achieved aboard was pivotal to Edmonds work transforming his approach from tradition monolithic sculpture learned at the SMFA to multi directional multi-faceted sculpture inspired by historic wood joinery, and Japanese philosophy. Edmonds sculptural compositions walk a fine line between puzzle like construction and recognizable representation where landscapes are often derived from photographs or experience.
Rose Olson, painter, lives and works in Beverly, MA. She is professor of Painting and Foundations and Montserrat College of Art. Olson is a colorist drawing inspiration from ever changing natural light to nail polish colors she notices on the T. Her paintings are a composite of layers of translucent paint too numerous to count and at the base of those layers- a birch panel. The grain adds an organic element to her simple linear compositions, but do not dismiss these panels as minimal in their composition. These panels have a life of their own, ever changing depending on the light and spatial relation that can only be seen in person. Olson exhibits her work extensively through the Northeast, most recently a large retrospective was held at Gordon College in 2010.
Barbara Putnam, printmaker, is the 2012-2013 Costal Studies artist in residence at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. She teaches at Saint Mark’s School, where I meet her, and lives and works in Southborough, MA, and Deer Isle, ME. Putnam’s large scale prints, some up to 50 x 60 inches, illustrate her mastery of woodblock carving and printmaking. Her primary focus is on wetlands and fragile, transitional ecosystems as seen her prints of seaweed, water lilies, forest streams, and tidal seascapes. Her prints possess a complexity that beckons the viewer to get lost in the depth and details of the composition. Putnam is currently on fellowship aboard a Barkentine Tall Ship, sailing north of the Arctic Circle where I predict she will be inspired to create glacial woodcuts to compliment arctic-scapes of Rockwell Kent, or Richard Estes.
Following the Luminous Landscape, a large group exhibition in 2011 focusing on encaustic, WOOD similarly examines on material by displaying multiple approaches to the medium. As the curator, I hope this exhibition asks the viewer what would you make with wood?
Gallery Contact: Christina Godfrey, ChristinaMaryGodfrey@gmail.com, (508) 667-1062. The gallery is open by appointment.
Gillian Christy: Waves of Grain
The Sunne Savage Gallery is pleased to promote the first solo exhibition of Gillian Christy in the Boston area. The Boston Sculptors Gallery is hosting Waves of Grain from September 5th through October 7th, 2012. A reception for the exhibition will be held on this Saturday, September 8th. Gillian will also be participating in Frist Friday receptions on September 7th and October 8th, as well as the South End Open Studios September 15th through 17th.
We have had the pleasure of working with Gillian on a number of projects including four wall reliefs for the W Hotel Boston, and Wave Traveler, a large scale free standing sculpture commissioned by Intercontinental Real Estate for their Waterplace Residences. Both projects can be seen on the Sunne Savage Gallery website.
Gillian Christy is a young and talented female sculptor who is beyond a pleasure to work with. In addition to the existing works on display at the Boston Sculptors Gallery, Gillian is experienced in commissioned sculptural projects. The Sunne Savage Gallery will be arranging private gallery visits with Gillian for the duration of the exhibition. Please contact Christina Godfrey to schedule a visit.
Gillian Christy: Waves of Grain
September 5th-October 7th, 2012
Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-7 pmBoston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Wednesday through Sunday 12-6pm
Robert S. Neuman at Keene State College 1972-1990
The Sunne Savage Gallery and the Art Department at Keene State College is pleased to present an exhibit of paintings by Robert S. Neuman. The works will be on display in the Carroll House Galleries from Sept. 5 – Sept. 30. Please join us for an Opening Reception: Wednesday September 5, 4 – 6 pm.
Keene State faculty member Craig Stockwell has curated an exhibit of works by Robert S. Neuman who taught at Keene State from 1972-1990. Neuman currently works and lives in the Boston area. Neuman was born in 1926 in Idaho and began painting as a student after serving in the Air Force during WWII. He began teaching in 1952 and subsequently taught at several universities including Brown, Harvard and Keene State. He has shown widely and has work in major museums and private collections. Neuman is represented by Allan Stone Gallery and the Sunne Savage Gallery. He was the very first artist to exhibit at the prestigious Pace Gallery in NY, which recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. He has been the recipient of Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships.
Robert S. Neuman is an abstract painter who has worked through a variety of approaches to different questions about painting. He usually works in extended series in which a particular motif is explored. His work has an ability to combine precise hard-edge geometries with bold physical gesture and studied primitivism. His use of color is both intelligent and bold.
In this exhibit there will be a selection of works dating from 1961-1987. There will also be included several works by former students of Neuman’s, who wished to pay tribute to their much admired teacher.
Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise
The Sunne Savage Gallery and The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s surrealist illustrations for an edition of Sebastian Brandt’s The Shyp of Fooles, a 15th century allegory on the foibles and folly of man. In speaking about the exhibition, Lisa Chalif, Museum Curator, said “It is a privilege for The Heckscher Museum to present this exhibition of Neuman’s Ship to Paradise works which include etchings, lithographs, mixed-media drawings, and printing plates. And, we are fortunate to be able to include the two-volume Shyp of Fooles/Ship to Paradiseproduced by a direct descendent of the Museum’s founder, August Heckscher.”
Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise is the artist’s personal exploration of a theme that dates back to the Middle Ages. Reflecting on the modern day world around him and informed by knowledge of seafaring and shipbuilding intrinsic to life in Maine, Neuman’s fantastical compositions are a metaphor for the human condition and man’s quest for a better life. Neuman’s exploration of the theme was realized in print as a portfolio of etchings commissioned by August Heckscher, grandson of the Museum’s founder and a fellow summer resident of Mount Desert Island, to accompany a fine facsimile edition of humanist Sebastian Brandt’s best-selling medieval satire Shyp of Fooles, which outlines in 112 chapters the vices and worldly conceits of man that prevent him from reaching godly salvation in paradise.
Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise will travel to the Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston, Maine where it will be on view from January 18 through March 22, 2013. A color catalogue with essays by Philip Heckscher, Carl Little, and John C. Olin accompanies the exhibition.
Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise is sponsored in part by Astoria Federal Savings. The catalog is co-sponsored by Bates College Museum of Art, Clare Chester Stone Marital Trust, and the Sunne Savage Gallery.
robert s. neuman: redfield gallery
The Redfield Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine, is exhibiting Neuman’s artwork throughout the 2012 Summer season. Rita Redfield and Sunne Savage are hosting two receptions for the rotating installation for Neuman’s work on paper and canvases. Selected images of the works on display can be seen on www.sunnesavage.com
robert s. neuman: works on paper, June 1st-July 31st, 2012
Reception: Thursday, July 5th, 5:00-7:00pm
robert s. neuman: small works on canvas, August 1st-September 3rd, 2012
Reception: Thursday, August 9th, 5:00-7:00pm
Redfield Gallery, 125 Main Street, Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm, Gallery Phone: 207-276-3609
Featuring art work by Diane Chen, Kathy Coakley, Christian Gotfredson, Karin Rosenthal, Julia von Metzsch. Curated by Christina Godfrey
May 18th – September 7th
Reception: Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 5:30-7:30pm
McGladrey Art Gallery, McGladrey, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA.
R.S.V.P. requested by June 15th, firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspired by the vibrant arts community of Gloucester and Rockport, Christina Godfrey has compiled a diverse group of artists to feature in North Shore including Diane Chen, ceramics; Kathy Coakley, painting; Christian Gotfredson, mixed media on paper; Karin Rosenthal, photography; and Julia von Metzsch, painting. The exhibiting artists are actively involved with the Cape Ann Art Museum, Sea Arts, North Shore Art Association, and regional galleries. The McGladrey Art Gallery is open during regular business hours or by appointment. Please contact Christina Godfrey with inquires.
FOUND: art at FCI
Sunne Savage Gallery is pleased to announce the installation FOUND: Art at FCI during the Fort Point Art Walk May 11-13th. The show will feature sculpture and collage by the !ND!V!DUALS, Kristin Texteira, Dean Nimmer and Gints Grinbergs. The participants were selected for their use of recycled, reclaimed and FOUND material. Artwork by the participating artists is displayed on the Sunne Savage Gallery website.
The Art Walk begins on Friday, May 11th from 4:00-7:00pm and continues Saturday and Sunday, May 12th and 13th from 12:00-5:00pm. Furniture Consultants, Inc. (FCI) is located at 263 Summer Street in Boston, MA. Christina Godfrey or Amber Goldstein will be present for the duration of the Art Walk. We look forward to seeing you there.
Pictured above from left to right: Dean Nimmer, Library 23; Gints Grinbergs, Saw Sphere; Kristina Texteira, in a room with yelloe curtains; !ND!V!DUALS, Bison.
MassArt 2: a biennial exhibition of MassArt student artwork
RECEPTION: Wednesday, February 8th
McGladrey Art Gallery
McGladrey, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA
REMARKS at 6:30 by
Richard Caturano, Executive Managing Partner-Boston,
Dawn Barrett, President,
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
RSVP by Friday, February 3rd
to Kristen Baylis, 617.241.1440 or email@example.com
The second exhibition held at the McGladrey Art Gallery of artwork made by senior and graduate students of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The diverse exhibition will include ceramics, glass, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. MassArt 2 was juried by Richard Caturano, McGladrey, Christina Godfrey, Sunne Savage Gallery, and Hunter O’Hanian, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design.
The Gallery is open by appointment only. For viewing please contact Christina Godfrey, 508.667.1062 or ChristinaMaryGodfrey@gmail.com
Chromatics: a mixed media group exhibition
The Sunne Savage Gallery and McGladrey are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Chromatics featuring paintings by Cassie Jones, Robert S. Neuman and Craig Stockwell along with sculpture by Niho Kozuru. The mixed media exhibition will showcase acrylic on Duralar paintings by Cassie Jones, oil on canvas paintings by Robert S. Neuman, mixed media paintings on panel by Craig Stockwell, and cast rubber sculpture by Niho Kozuru. Chromatics, curated by Christina Godfrey, invites viewers to examine the use of hue and saturation of color applied in an artist’s work and the energy evoked by that application.
Chromatics: Cassie Jones,Niho Kozuru,Robert S. Neuman, Craig Stockwell
October 24th – January 13th, 2012
McGladrey Art Gallery, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA. 02129
Reception: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm
RSVP by October 21st to Kristen Baylis: 617.241.1140, or firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the exhibition contact Christina Godfrey: 508.667.1062, or ChristinaMaryGodfrey@gmail.com
FLORA: artwork inspired by nature
RECEPTION: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 5:30-7:30 pm
McGladrey Art Gallery, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA. 02129
RSVP: BostonEvents@McGladrey.com, 617.241.1440
Inspired by the abundant organic growth of New England summers, the McGladrey Art Gallery is hosting FLORA, an exhibition of four Massachusetts artists curated by Christina Godfrey. FLORA runs July 11th – October 14th, 2011.
Incorporating drawings by Elli Crocker, paintings by John Gentile, sculpture by Gints Grinbergs, and prints by John Thompson, FLORA examines patterns, and similarities found in nature through varying levels of abstraction. Contact Christina Godfrey for viewings: ChristinaMaryGodfrey@gmail.com.
Luminous Landscape: Six New England artists working in the ancient medium of encaustic present their interpretations of landscape
Reception: Wednesday, March 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm
McGladrey Art Gallery, McGladrey, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA.
On Wednesday, March 2nd, the McGladrey Art Gallery is hosting a reception for the Luminous Landscape exhibit, curated by Christina Godfrey of the Sunne Savage Gallery. The exhibit showcasing paintings by Linda Cordner, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Tracy Spadafora, Charyl Weissbach, Gregory Wright, and Diane Bowie Zaitlin will be on view through July 8th.
Luminous Landscape is a conceptual group initiative that explores the diversity of nature using various encaustic techniques and approaches. The artists in this show have employed encaustic as a unique means for exploring the subtle and mesmerizing nature of their surroundings. When painting in encaustic, the melted wax fused with pigment naturally interacts with light, creating a luminosity that is unique to the medium. The combination of wax, color, and texture lead to unique imagery that appear to transcend the typical dimensions of earth, space, and time, evoking feelings of inspiration.
The Sunne Savage Gallery has been assisting McGladrey, formerly Caturano & Company, with their exhibitions since 2003. The Sunne Savage Gallery, LLC, is a woman-owned, generational business specializing in fine art since 1975. The Gallery offers both private and corporate art services including art advisory, installation, framing, appraisal, conservation, and transportation.
McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, serve clients’ business needs. McGladrey & Pullen is a licensed CPA firm that provides assurance services. RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. The McGladrey Art Gallery, located within McGladrey’s Charlestown office, hosts quarterly art exhibitions focusing on local artists in various mediums and themes.
Contact Christina Godfrey, ChristinaMaryGodfrey@gmail.com, with questions about Luminous Landscape, the McGladrey Art Gallery, and the Sunne Savage Gallery
Home & Harbor extended through October 29th, 2010.
Home and Harbor, exhibiting the works of artists Gillian Christy and John Vinton, is extended through October29th. The exhibition is presented by RSM McGladrey and curated by Christina Godfrey of the Sunne Savage Gallery.
Gillian Christy creates free standing steel sculptures and reliefs in a public and residential scale, a selection of interior sculptures are exhibited in Home and Harbor. Inspired by common objects found in architecture, industry, and nature, Christy’s sculptures possess a hint of Americana as she reconstructs quilts, grain silos, wagon wheels, and weather vanes out of steel, bronze, and copper.
John Vinton’s canvases are abstracted depictions of his travels. Home and Harbor exhibits a selection of canvases inspired by Cape Cod and coastal Maine. Through Vinton’s painterly approach he harnesses the essence of a location with gestural strokes of an oil stick, massive swipes of a palette knife, and sculptural mounds of paint.
Home and Harbor is held at 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9am -5pm and is open by appointment. To make an appointment please contact Christina Godfrey (link to Gmail). Works by both Gillian Christy and John Vinton can be seen at sunnesavage.com
August Exhibition in Downeast Maine
The Redfield Gallery and Sunne Savage Gallery are pleased to announce the exhibition, Maine Modern and Realist. The exhibit is from Northeast Harbor’s weekly Stroll .. The opening reception is at the Redfield Gallery, . The Gallery will also be participating in
The Maine Modern artists featured are Louise Nevelson, Rockwell Kent. Works by Frank W. Benson, Walter Farndon, Leon Kroll, , Pepper, Charles Woodbury and contemporary artist Joel Babb represent the Realist Maine artists., , and