Monday, Mar 15, 2021 11:00a -
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 7:00p
800 Boylston Street
Art, Date Idea
Ambrosia by Cambridge-based artist Cicely Carew is an ecosystem of color, light and shape.
This large-scale, multi-media installation sparks generative healing as we reimagine our public spaces as sites of meaningful community engagement and daily creative discovery. In Greek mythology, ambrosia is the immortality-granting nectar reserved only for the gods. But Cicely’s project rewrites the ancient myths, focusing instead on the modern definition of ambrosia as “delight for the senses:’
While abstract, the organic imagery of Ambrosia is a reference to the healing properties of nature. Each color promotes body, mind, and spirit alignment. Everyday materials like tulle, mylar, window screens, and spray paint reflect the artist’s call to use our creative limitations to our shared advantage. Each intervention recharges our sense of interconnectedness, to the earth and to each other. Succor for the soul, Ambrosia asserts through a lush assemblage of sculpture and painting that abundance is, and should be, for everybody.
Cicely Carew’s work wields the formal, material, and sculptural aspects of painting to evoke radical joy, hope, and liberation. Through vibrant color, rebellious mark-making, sweeping gestures, and references to the natural and galactic world, Carew captures and conserves the fleeting magic of the present. Outside the studio, her life as a mother, movement instructor, and nature enthusiast heavily influence her practice.
Commissioned by Boston Properties and curated by N+ T, Ambrosia presents, for the first time, Cicely’s painted abstractions in the third dimension.
Celebrate the project with an artist talk and Q+A on Thursday, March 25 at 12pm, and an artist-guided sound bath on Thursday, April 29 at 12pm. Scan the QR code to sign up.
NOW + THERE
Now + There is on a mission to foster artists and the public to co-create bold public art experiences that open minds, conversations, and spaces across Boston, resulting in a more open, equitable, and vibrant city. We curate and produce free, accessible contemporary public art experiences by international and local artists that cultivate joy, challenge our biases, and engage citizens.
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