2012 Exhibitions


December 5-23, 2012
First Friday Opening Reception December 7, 5:30–8 pm

The gallery will be closed between Christmas and New Year's and re-opens January 4, 2013

Big HUGE small works

Big HUGE small works is a group exhibition showcasing works by Kingston Gallery Members and Kingston Associates. The show features smaller art works in a wide variety of media, all highlighting some aspect of the important concept of scale. Each of the artists applies a unique approach to the questions: “How do we define the relative ideas of bigness and smallness?” and “What scale of measurement is appropriat to use when measuring a visual idea?” The works in the show offer a wide spectrum of interpretive variations on this theme, all of which are guaranteed to engage viewers in thoughtful contemplation and visual delight.

Big HUGE small works

Clockwise from top-left:
Susan Richards, Topaz, oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches, 2012.
Lynda Schlosberg, Entanglement, acrylic on panel, 16 x 16 inches, 2012.
Mary Lang, Pony Tail Falls, Columbia Gorge, Oregon, Type C print, 2012.
Linda Brown, detail from Secret Fort, (air installation), wood, metal, paper clay, rubber, plastic, paint, air plants,2011-2012.
Susan Still Scott, Seriously, Honestly, Really, oil, acrylic and enamel, silicone, heavy acrylic polymer, canvas, wood, 10 x 13 x 2.5 inches, 2011.
Stacey Alickman, Wet into Wet, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2012.


October 31 – December 2, 2012
Opening: First Friday, November 2, 5–7:30 PM
Gallery Discussion with Denise Marika: Saturday, November 17 at 4 PM

Janet Kawada: Shift in Time, an interactive performance

Why string? Why wrapping? What is it that draws me to this? Having time on your hands with nothing to do. How often do we hear that phrase? What does it mean? Can we contemplate without feeling that we are empty?

Winding these balls has been over the years a marking of time, a catharsis, calendar, performance, sharing, meditative, a way to document a time span. They were also an entry to a discussion. It could be a discussion on art or on politics. Their physicality opened up topics that could be hard to broach with others.

For the November show at the Kingston, Kawada will sit in the gallery winding one ball of string to mark time. There will be another chair for viewers to sit and wind their own ball or carry on a conversation with the artist. The live, real-time video of this project is viewable here 12noon-5pm EST Wednesday–Sunday. It is clock #11 in Frank Floyd's The Clocks series.

Still from Shift in Time

First Ball

Time after Time #3


October 31 – December 2, 2012
Opening
: First Friday, November 2, 5–7:30 PM

Ingrid Sanchez

Sanchez's central interest is to create cultural and linguistic hybridism as a method of adaption. Snip is a mural composed of an agglomeration of drawings reminiscent of building facades in her native Brazil, referencing different forms of visual expression such as contemporary graffiti and colonial-era baroque design.

Drawings on Duralar


October 31 – December 2, 2012
Opening
: First Friday, November 2, 5–7:30 PM

Luanne E Witkowski: PLACE

Spaced, mixed media on panel, 12 x 12 inches.


October 3 – 28, 2012
First Friday Opening Reception
: Friday, October 5, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Raising the Gaze: New Photographs by Mary Lang

In this exhibition, the artist raises her gaze and her camera lens from the surface of water to encompass the space of ordinary life, of earth, trees, and sky. From New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to Oregon and California, and the artist’s backyard in Newton, these new photographs evoke the same feeling of groundlessness which characterized her water images. The external forms and atmosphere resonate with an internal state of mind in the viewer. Lang’s work has long been informed by her Buddhist meditation practice. Raising the gaze also refers to a meditation technique of mixing mind and space, cultivating inseparability between inner psychological space and exterior physical space.

Driving in Oregon, Mt. Hood in the distance, 2011, Type C print, 20 x 30 inches.

From the screened porch, Auburndale, 2011, Type C print, 20 x 30 inches.

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, 2011, Type C print, 20 x 30 inches.


October 3 – 28, 2012
First Friday Opening Reception
: Friday, October 5, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Ann Wessmann: Close Observation

Enduring Ephemera #11 (detail), mixed media, dimensions variable, 2004–2012.


September 5–30, 2012
First Friday Opening Reception:
September 7, 5:30 – 8 pm
Open Studios Weekend: September 15–16, Extended Hours, 11 am – 6 pm

XXX: Kingston Gallery Annual Members' Exhibition Thirty Years as an Artist Run Gallery

In its annual group show, Kingston Gallery artist members celebrate the gallery’s 30 year anniversary as an artist run gallery. On view will be drawing, painting, prints, sculpture, photography, mixed media and installation by artist members Sophia Ainslie, Susan Alport, Ilona Anderson, Joan Baldwin, Judith Brassard Brown, Linda Leslie Brown, Mary Bucci McCoy, Gail Erwin, Janet Kawada, Mary Lang, Karen Meninno, Barbara Moody, Jennifer Moses, Rose Olson, Sharon Pierce, Susan Still Scott, Elif Soyer, Hilary Tolan, Ann Wessmann, and Luanne Witkowski.

Barbara Moody

Ilona Anderson, Dwell: A Drawing Installation, The Zebra Suites, (detail), gouache and pearlescent ink on black archival paper, size variable, 2012.

Hilary Tolan, Forest #6 (lichen), photograph and acrylic paint, 12 x 16 inches, 2011.

Gail Erwin, View from the Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam, Cyanotype, 14 x 18 inches, 2012.


August 1 – September 1, 2012
First Friday Opening Reception
: August 3, 6–8 pm
Artists' Talk on Process: Sunday, August 12, 1–3 pm

CURRENT: Space, Energy and Time Explored by the Kingston Gallery Associate Members

New work by the ten Associate Members based on the theme of CURRENT: Space, Energy and Time — how various types of energy affect and flow through art, our lives, and the world. CURRENT includes work by New England artists Rebecca Arnoldi, Claire Burke, Erika Carpenter, Jeanne Griffin, Chantal Hardy, Robert Maloney, Peggy McClure, Susan Richards, Rachel Thern and Shiao-Ping Wang in a variety of mediums, including painting, mixed media/collage, photography, encaustic and more. This invitational group was selected by the membership to expand the Gallery's contact with artists and to encourage new art in our community.

Barbara Moody


July 5 - 28, 2012
First Friday Opening Reception
: July 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

NETwork: A drawing and mixed media installation by Sophia Ainslie, Stacey Alickman, Audrey Goldstein, Ilona Anderson, Linda Brown, Jennifer Moses, Ingrid Sanchez, Hilary Tolan

The group of artists in this show are friends, and have a history of meeting informally in small groups to discuss each other’s work. As part of these conversations, the idea of engaging in a collaborative exhibition emerged.

Here one plus one equals three, the third element being not either but both. Individual works create a network of relationships where elements of each piece visually connect and disconnect and the viewer has the opportunity to tease out conceptual and material relationships between the works. Branching, mapping and coalescing configurations evoke suggestions of the natural world, animal and anthropomorphic forms. Out of the many individual pieces, an interconnected system materializes.

Barbara Moody

Installation of NETwork show at Kingston Gallery, July 2012

Installation of NETwork show at Kingston Gallery, July 2012

Installation of NETwork show at Kingston Gallery, July 2012


July 5 - 28, 2012
First Friday Opening Reception
: July 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Susan Richards: Conversations with Stones

Susan Richards

Grossular from Vermont, USA #117814, oil on linen on panel, 8 x 8 inches, 2012.


July 5 - 28, 2012
First Friday Opening Reception
: July 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Rachel Thern: Rings/Coronae

Rachel Thern


May 30 – June 30, 2012
First Friday reception:
June 1, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Blessed: Unrest, New Paintings by Judith Brassard Brown

Brown’s landscapes return to ‘home’ - a concept close to our hearts. No matter time or culture, we all want clean air, clean water, a safe place to live and work without fear of violence. Contrasting images of still moments, of special places, with those destroyed, bombed and challenged, Brown responds to the constancy of their coexistence. Images are created through the many layers of drawing, painting, wax and collage, through building and deconstructing, through research and observation to arrive at their particular destination.

Blessed : Unrest references both Martha Graham’s description of the artist’s imperative to take action--to create, and Paul Hawkin’s use of the term as title for his book describing the environmental and social justice movement. Brown’s images encourage us to embrace our safe havens yet continue to identify and work with those who do not share our good fortune: to acknowledge that beauty and horror exist in tandem when we take the time to look. More »

Barbara Moody

Source, mixed media, 30 x 40 inches, 2011.

Trace/Memory

Trace/Memory, mixed media on paper, 6 x 6inches , 2012.

Home #5

Home #5, mixed media on paper, 6 x 6 inches, 2012.


May 30 – June 30, 2012
First Friday reception:
June 1, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Jennifer Moses


May 2 – 27, 2012
First Friday reception
: May 4, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
SoWa Art Walk: Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Barbara Moody: Cave Dwellers

Over the past eight years, Barbara Moody’s work has focused on animal imagery, piles of debris, and unusual ecosystems. For her most recent solo show, opening in May, 2012, she has combined these interests to explore the dark world of caves, caverns, and tunnels. This new series includes large-scale cave/graffiti drawings, paintings, and collages printed on vinyl. Manipulating and collaging old animal engravings, Moody subtly offers clues to the history of the caves’ former inhabitants. Bits of fur, skin, teeth, and claws suggest predators and prey snaking through tunnels and cohabiting in a confined space. The layers of mark-making suggest memories once etched into cave walls and still present. More »

Barbara Moody

Cave Dwellers I (in progress), ink, charcoal, acrylic on paper, 90 x 132 inches,

Barbara Moody

Cave Dwellers II, ink, charcoal, acrylic on paper, 90 x 132 inches.

Barbara Moody

Cave Tunnel II (detail 2), collage, printed on vinyl, mounted on aluminum, 9 x 73 inches.


May 2 – 27, 2012
First Friday reception
: May 4, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
SoWa Art Walk: Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Gail Erwin: Cyanotypes of Vietnam

Gail Erwin, Vietnam, cyanotype, 2012.


April 4 – 29, 2012
First Friday reception
: April 6, 5:30–8 pm
Closing reception: Saturday, April 28, 4–6 pm

Joan Baldwin: Sit & Be

Is the Cape Cod landscape communicating something psychological or just showing its basic beauty through the imagery of these paintings?

Implicit

Joan Baldwin, Indigenous Chair, oil on canvas, 40 x 52 inches, 2011.

Implicit

Joan Baldwin, Love Seat Awakening, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches, 2011.


April 4 – 29, 2012
First Friday reception
: April 6, 5:30–8 pm
Closing reception: Saturday, April 28, 4–6 pm

Joan Baldwin: Shade... no Shades... no Shadows!

Mural sized paintings and objects fill the center gallery in an exploration of a common theme – the various meanings of the word shade and its derivatives.

Implicit

Joan Baldwin, Shades, oil on canvas nailed to the wall, 46 x 56 inches, 2012.


April 4 – 29, 2012
First Friday reception
: April 6, 5:30–8 pm
Closing reception: Saturday, April 28, 4–6 pm

Ilona Anderson: Cornered


February 29 – April 1, 2012
First Friday reception
: March 2, 5:30-8 pm

Mary Bucci McCoy: Manifest

Implicit

Mary Bucci McCoy, Implicit, acrylic on panel, 8 x 8 x 3.5 inches, 2011.

Toward (East)

Mary Bucci McCoy, Toward (East), acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 x 3 inches, 2011.


February 29 – April 1, 2012
First Friday reception
: March 2, 5:30-8 pm

Linda Leslie Brown: Nurse Log

Nurse Log

Linda Leslie Brown, Nurse Log (detail).


February 1-26, 2012
Opening Reception
: Friday February 3, 5:30-8:00

Hilary Tolan: Floating World

In Hilary Tolan's exhibit, "Floating World" the viewer enters a realm of manipulated landscapes. Altered photographs of dense forests are countered by ethereal drawings of trees and landscapes. In her work landscape is interrupted and tampered with, and we are led to believe in this drawn reality, this other possible land.

Hilary Tolan

Hilary Tolan, Bramble 6, mylar drawing with graphite, ink, 11 x 17 inches, 2011.

Hilary Tolan

Hilary Tolan, Forest #2 (black stone), photograph and acrylic paint, 12 x 16 inches, 2011.

Hilary Tolan

Hilary Tolan, Forest #6 (lichen), photograph and acrylic paint, 12 x 16 inches, 2011.


February 1-26, 2012
Opening Reception
: Friday February 3, 5:30-8:00

Eliza Burke Greene and Hannah Bureau

E. Burke Green, H. Bureau

Eliza Burke Greene, Whoosh Crackle,acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 60 inches, 2011.
Hannah Bureau, Drift, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2011.


February 1-26, 2012
Opening Reception
: Friday February 3, 5:30-8:00

Sophia Ainslie

Sophia Ainslie

Sophia Ainslie, Fragment-C Detail , India ink and acrylic paint on paper.


January 4-29, 2012
First Friday reception
: January 6, 5:30-8 pm

Susan Still Scott: Swell Spot

Blossom

Susan Still Scott, Blossom 2011, acrylic, oil and flashe paint on canvas, polyester fiberfil, wood staples, glue, 21.5 x 17 x 5.5 inches.


January 4-29, 2012
First Friday reception
: January 6, 5:30-8 pm

Lorri Ott: not a new life but a nod

Cuff

Lorri Ott, Cuff 2011, resin, pigments, plastic bag, oil paint, fabric, thread, 12 x 12.5 inches.


January 4-29, 2012
First Friday reception
: January 6, 5:30-8 pm

Sharon Pierce: New Work