DRESS ME UP IN ART
Conceptual in nature, “inVestements,” the 17 Cox Gallery most recent exhibit, challenges visitors’ perception of the traditional role of art. Taking its name from Henri Lefebvre’s description of “vestments” in his treatise “The Production of Space” (1974), the exhibit presents three artists large-scale altered spaces. By focusing on surface over the traditional art object, the artists literally “dress the space,” asking the viewer to contemplate not only the artistic work but the space it inhabits and transforms.
All three artists are MFA students at the School of Fine arts. Each artists’ work transforms the space with large-scale handmade works of art. Lucas Spivey, the gallery curator, writes, “Anderson’s faux wood is deceitful, its silkscreened wood grain patterns distract rather than describe. De Aguiar Sanchez’s collage is impactful, implying volume and chaos while it is nonetheless flat and rigidly patterned. Csekö’s mural of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s work “Time of Useful Consciousness” is comprised of singular blocks of text so emboldened with color that they frustrate a linear reading of the whole.”
This Thursday the space will be transformed yet again with sound. Attend the closing ceremony to see the art and enjoy a evening of spoken word. The night will include readings from Grant Archer, Erik Lomen, Jordan Pomazon, Aaron Burger, Mike Vance, Amy Rodriguez, Elizabeth Paddock, Dan Ceritto, Phoebe Warner, and more.
Thursday, April 4th
More info at 17cox.com
Saturday + Sunday 12 – 4 or by appointment
17 Cox Court, Beverly MA 01915
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jess Anderson received her BFA in Sculpture and Painting from Washington State University (Pullman WA) and will receive her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston MA) in 2013. Anderson has exhibited at Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA (Boston MA), Laurel Gallery (Ventura CA) and Gallery III, WSU (Pullman WA).
Julia Csekö received her BFA in Sculpture from the Federal University of (Rio de Janeiro Brazil) and will receive her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston MA) in 2013. Csekö has exhibited internationally, recent exhibitions include Galleria Oscar Cruz (São Paulo, Brazil), TAC Gallery (Rio de Janeiro Brazil), Emerson College Gallery (Boston MA) and the British Columbia University Museum, (Vancouver Canada).
Ingrid de Aguiar Sanchez received her BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore MD) in 2006 and her MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston MA) in 2011. Recent group exhibitions include David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (Boston MA) US Interests Section, (Havana, Cuba), NK Gallery (Boston MA) and Boston Young Contemporaries.