SURFACING: beyond the narrative

Chelsea Revelle and Kathline Carr

February 28 – April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 6–8 PM
Artist Talk and Beer Tasting RiverWalk Brewing Co: Saturday, March 24, 6–8 PM

In Surfacing: Beyond the Narrative, each artist explores a unique combination of materials and processes to rediscover real and imagined spaces. Viewers get lost in the layers and excavation of materials that resemble memories or narratives of the untold.

Revelle’s imagery of dollhouse interiors, fractured furniture, and the coexistence of subdued organic matter investigates themes of constraint. Through the delicate and ethereal domestic art of embroidery and the destructive process of assemblage, these pieces lend space to inadvertent acts of subjugation that evokes reflection of the home, identity and the past.

Carr is working with imagery that uses landscape as a point of entry to explore isolated forms, textures and surfaces. The double meaning of surfacing comes into play in these works, as sometimes the forms appear to be rising out of darkness, or aquatic realms; but often her work is about the surface itself, constructed from relentless material exploration and iteration.

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Chelsea Revelle studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and freelances on various illustration and graphic design projects. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries such as the Fuller Craft Museum, Nichols House Museum, FPAC Gallery, Clark University and Lincoln Art Gallery. Revelle creates out of her live/work studio space in Jamaica Plain and is the Manager of Studio Art Classes at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Chelsea Revelle's Artist Statement and Biography

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Kathline Carr, writer and visual artist, is the author of Miraculum Monstrum, (Red Hen Press 2017), winner of the 2015 Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize. Her writing and art have appeared in many publications, she has exhibited in New York City, Boston, Canada, Rhode Island and Provincetown, and in her hometown of North Adams at Gallery 51, Brill Gallery, Eclipse Mill Gallery, and the Berkshire Art Museum; and has been a teaching artist-in-residence for the teen program at MASS MoCA. Carr received her BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, VT and holds an MFA in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

Katherine Carr's Artist Statement and Biography