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West Medford Square
“Reflection” at Gallery at the Sanctuary
Through April, 2018
April 8th, 2018, 10:00am – 11:00 am
April 20th, 2018, 7:00 pm
The “Reflection” show at Gallery at the Sanctuarybrings together different works of six students from the graduate class of 2019of the Smfa at Tufts. The show is intended to be the first, and will befollowed by a second one in the following months by another group of studentsof the same class.
Students’ artworks reflect their individual conceptsderived from their focus and thus, the themes of the works display asubstantial variety. A range of medium takes place in the show including video,printmaking – specifically handmadepaper, textile work, and painting which consists of techniques such as oil,acrylic paints, gouache, and ink.
Within this context, Paulina MacNeil, as a consumer, respondsto the demanding production of capitalism in the fashion industry with her sewnpatchwork textile pieces of tags. Willoughby Hastings works with conflictingvisual symbols to explain personalexperiences related to complicated social matters such as hierarchy or thememory of hierarchy within the society in terms of class and race.
Gisele Gardner’spainting, Rapturous, challenges thegray area between contrasting ideas and draws the audience into the field ofuncertainty of what they see. Constructed through the material that created hismemories of his grandfather and his grandfather’s space, Louis Meola’s handmadepaper is an extension of his work which deals with memory and loss.
Lei Zong and GulumhanHuma Yildirim’s works re-contextual or re-interpret the “classical” or the“traditional”. In this sense, Lei focuses on Flemish paintings and carries themto the present time by adding or subtracting from the setting and relocatingthe characteristics of the original work into new social settings. While Humacontinues making traditional Turkish illumination artwork, she also seeks to re-interpretit by borrowing elements of contemporary art and merging them into herbackground.
About ARTChurch: Inspired by the rich spirituality and deep themes inherent in art, ARTChurch looks at scripture and liturgy through the lens of the art installed in the Gallery at Sanctuary UCC. On the second Sunday of each month, we experience the Holy—and the holy in each other—through the images, colors, themes and creative energies of the installation, the artist’s perspective and that which is seen by the observer.