Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Boston Sculptors Gallery presents Carrie Crane’s Geometry Lessons, an exhibition of paintings and sculptural works constructed from paper investigating the properties of the polyhedra forms known as the Platonic solids. Translated from the Greek as “many faced,” Crane expands, extrudes, extrapolates, and reconstructs these five classic shapes. Adding three-dimensional drawing and reflective surfaces, Crane foils our perception of space and challenges the viewer to ask what is real and what is illusion.
The artist explains, “I’m fascinated by the contained elegance and absolute symmetry of the Platonic solids. Generated by their distinct mathematical properties, their perfection sets them apart from the imperfect world around them. But, when cracked open, tussled and reconfigured, the magnificent energy they contain—once held static within—is joyously released, creating beautiful unexpected connections in the spaces surrounding them.”
Carrie Crane holds an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design and a BA in Geography from the University of Massachusetts. She has held residencies with the National Science Foundation, Clark University’s Physics Department, and Mass MoCA. Crane has mounted numerous solo exhibitions and her work has been featured at galleries, universities, and museums including the Fitchburg Art Museum, Platte Forum in Denver, and the Cambridge Art Association. Her work has been recognized with several awards, including a Jurors award for the ArtsWorcester Biennial and the first prize in the Fitchburg Art Museum’s Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. Crane’s work is held in private and institutional collections including Clark University and Quinsigamond Community College, both in Worcester, MA; and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She lives and works in Boylston, Massachusetts.
Carrie Crane: Geometry Lessons runs concurrently with Michelle Lougee: Souvenirs and Castaways.
Reception & Artist Talks
Saturday, June 24, 2–5pm, Talks at 4pm
Moderated by Mary Tinti, Art Historian/Curator
SOWA First Friday Receptions
July 7, 5–8:30pm
Artist Meet & Greets
Sunday, June 17, 24 & July 8