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Visiting Artists

 

Robin Zaverl Boger

Location:
Jamaica Plain

Website:
www.robinzboger.com

 

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Reframing the Safari Experience
Artist Statement
Robin Zaverl Boger

A safari is typically a journey of exploration, a search for the exotic, a break from the routine. We interrupt the pattern of our daily lives to experience - briefly and in real time - the thrill of being in a world so different from our own that when we we return, we feel different as well. That other world, once only imagined, is now (at least partially) known and through such intimate engagement comes connection, awareness and insight - an expanded sense of self. Or so it seems.

A safari, however, may also be viewed from another perspective. 'Going on safari' might be less about witnessing another way of life than seeing elements of familiar life in another setting. While good fortune (or good guides) might bring rare animals into view, the behavior of these animals is usually as expected and even the most remote place bears traces of a recognizable presence. The search for the 'other' leads, inevitably, back to the self.

By reframing the safari experience I do not mean to imply that we have nothing to learn from our travels but rather that the concepts we use as human beings to describe our own lives are not unique. We are one among many species, evolutionarily advantaged perhaps but still, as every living thing on earth, a form of carbon-based life. It has been said that the spread of early man in deep time can be tracked by the disappearance of other species. Carried to the extreme, could man's universal perception of 'self as unique' and as such 'uniquely entitled' result in the disappearance of our species as well? Perhaps our evolutionary advantage should give us a greater sense of responsibility to protect what is important to all life forms. And could a redefinition of an 'expanded self', built upon the recognition of similarities instead of perceived differences, redirect that entitlement to work for the common good?

All images in this exhibit were made in 2015 www.robinzboger.com

 


 

 

 

Michael Metcalfe

 

Location:
Boylston St

 

Website:
michaelmetcalfe.studio

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Michael Metcalfe

In my art, I strive to embrace the post-medium stridency manifest in medieval art, and movements such as Dada and Pop.

Thus my work attempts to bring together two major themes:

First, the metallic pallet of a world-view that is certain as was projected in visceral brutality by the Flemish Primitives.

Second, our contemporary, disparate icons scattered throughout the multi-media of popular culture.

Fusing past and present, my work uses images that are rendered in a reinvention of the popular Victorian pastime of decoupage. However, the Bourgeois delicacy of the Victorian drawing-room is replaced with visceral physicality and chaos.

In my work, I endeavor to draw in the viewer first with an emotional response, elicited at a distance, then engage the intellect upon closer inspection.

 

 

 

Infocus Camera Club

Location:
One Brigham Circle

Website:
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INFOCUS CAMERA CLUB ANNUAL PHOTO SHOW 2017 May 1 June 30, 2017

Featured members:
NANCY AHMADIFAR
KAY MATHEW
WILLIAM JORDAN
DRAGAN GRUJIC
DOINA ILIESCU
STEVE JOHNSON

OPENING RECEPTION: May 5, Friday, 2017 7:00p-9:00p

Presented by Coffee Hour Series (CHS) - Art Program
website: www.chsgallery.com
e-mail: chsgallery@outlook.com

"Coffee Hour Series" Gallery Address:
J.P. Licks - One Brigham Circle
1618 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02120

INFocus Camera Club is located in Mission Hill, Boston. Our goal is to promote Photography in local communities and provide an environment for social and cultural exchange.

email: infocusclub@ymail.com
website: www.infocuscameraclub.com

 

Mei-Ling Ellerman

Location:
Wellesley Sq

Website:
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Mei-Ling Ellerman

Over the last 25 years, she has explored many forms of art including photography, painting, printing, drawing, figure-drawing, sculpture, portraiture, henna painting, and jewelry-making. Mei-Ling has taken multiple trips around the US to photograph wildlife. This photographic exhibition highlights birds that migrate to the Everglades and the Bolivar Peninsula/Galveston coastal area of Texas. The Great Egrets display spectacular feathery breeding plumage and green lores which occur only during breeding season. In August, she will take a trip to Utah and Yellowstone National Park to photograph landscapes and wildlife such as bison, bighorn sheep, and bear. New photographs will be posted on the website.

Inquiries and to Buy: meiling.ellerman@gmail.com

Website: WWW.MEI-LINGELLERMAN.COM

 

Mindy Dutka

Location:
Legacy Place


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Mindy Dutka

Dogs I Meet photography

 

 

Thomas Durand

Location:
West Roxbury

Website:
monkeysox.com

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Thomas Durand

Thomas H. Durand, originally from New York City, is a graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts and an active painter and photographer in the Boston area. In addition to producing his own work, Thomas curates shows at JP Licks, public art locations, and sits on the board of JP Arts Council.

The sock monkey doll became Thomas's photographic subject after a particularly personal time of crisis. At the time these, hand made, depression era dolls were perfect figures to express the seemingly never-ending, raw emotions he was experiencing. Thomas's images are simultaneously playful, hopeful and even comforting. Between the images, their titles and the human experiences they evoke, there are often multiple ways of entering and engaging his work that bring tears to some and laughter to others. "My inspirations come from many places, which incorporate my thoughts on the human condition generally - on religion, nature, music, art history, American icons, social and current issues in addition to my own emotional demons and delights."

The black and white images are gelatin silver prints, hand printed by the photographer from the original negative. Each image is a limited edition and printed to archival standards on double weight fiber paper signed and numbered on the back. The color images (except the painted images) are similarly from original negatives printed by a professional color lab to archival standards.

No monkeys were harmed in the making of these photographs. More images and information can be viewed at www.monkeysox.com
thomas@monkeysox.com

 

 

Jamaal Eversley

Location:
Harvard Square

Website:
jamonit.carbonmade.com

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Through the use of minimalist pop abstractions, the goal of Jamaal's current series of paintings is to unlock the mind and arouse youthful emotions. He wants to challenge the viewer to be independent of thought and prejudice, and become audacious in allowing his or her inner emotions take charge. His hope is to help each Harvard Square J.P. Lickian reconnect with the innocence and freedom of their inner child and let their imaginations soar. After years of self discovery and an arduous search for the "Keys To Life", Jamaal has taken this turn towards straightforward conceptual designs to break art down into its simplest form and bring out the power of its relatability.


All art is for sale. You can contact him at 617 930 0275 or jmlevs88@aol.com and see more of his work at jamonit.carbonmade.com

 

 

Johanna Saxe

 

Location:
Davis Sq

 

Website:

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Johanna Saxe

Recently relocated to Boston from London, this Dutch-born artist started off on the council estate walls in northern Netherlands. Though she remains a huge fan of spray paint, she's moved away from brick walls and now uses mixed media on canvas and paper to express herself. A former art student of The Richmond Art Academy in London, she often gets inspired by contemporary pop culture and whilst living in the UK loved exploring the area of Shoreditch in London and parts of Bristol to see the raw, 'in your face' street-art that still frequently appears and continues to be an outlet for interesting social commentary. They remain a significant influence in her painting-style. Prior to her relocation to the US, Johanna was a gallery assistant at the Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham in Greater London.

 

 


 

 

   

 

 
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