Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Art, Innovation, Rainy Day Ideas, Shows
Concurrent solo exhibits with Nora Valdez: A Common Thread, and Adria Arch’s Sirens and Sentinels
Valdez’s work explores the baggage we carry through life—hidden, weighty or light—it is omnipresent. Symbolizing life’s passages, especially those of women, Valdez repeats themes including climbing stairs and instilling paper bags with memories of the journey. Her steps seek a higher level of human consciousness, her needles darn life’s tears, and a clothesline expresses an attachment to the home left behind. At the heart of the exhibition is the artist’s wish to bring air and light to the issues of our lives.
In her immersive installation of newly developed work, Arch abandons her
usual ebullient use of color in favor of the starkness and mystery of white. Airy, latticed structures, slightly precarious in nature, evoke diverse connotations—from wedding cakes, chandeliers, and succulents, to tall quasi-figurative forms.