Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 5:00p -
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Artist Reception: Sat., April 11, 5 - 7
SOWA First Fridays: April 3 and May 1, 5 - 8
All events are free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 12 - 6 pm
Christina Zwart (Wayland, MA) creates work that challenges people's perceptions of reality. What often appears to be one thing from afar is, upon closer inspection, something else entirely. She takes items that have been constructed for specific purposes and transforms them into something that has nothing to do with their intended use. She works with materials as simple and easily-recognizable as flour and snow, or harder-to-find items like horseshoe crabs and plaster teeth models, giving solitary objects new life as she multiplies them to yield an overall piece. Some of her work is simply abstract, but much of it serves as social commentary, blurring the lines between organic and manufactured, humorous and disturbing. Zwart will exhibit at Boston Sculptors Gallery from April 1-May 3, 2015.
Water has run as major theme throughout Mags Harries’ art: its optical play, its sounds, the human need for it, its power to shape environments, as well as its familiarity. Her materials are familiar with minimal alteration, many reflect light or allow light to pass through. The art has a delicate footprint, but fills the space using light and suggestion.
Harries was born in Wales. She graduated from the Leicester College of Art & Design then received her MFA at the Southern Illinois University. She is a graduate adviser and teacher at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.