Divergent Thinking  

Group Show Juried by Jane Young, of Chase Young Gallery

January 5 - January 29, 2017

Reception Saturday, January 14, 5-7pm


Janet Albert, Sarah Alexander, Chelsea Bradway, John Buron, Brenda Cirioni, Donna Corvi, Douglas Cross, Pamela DeJong, Monica DeSalvo, Denise Driscoll, Patricia Dusman, Sara Fine-Wilson, Tatiana Flis, Joseph Fontinha, Jaffa Gross, Mary Kostman, Richard Lapping, Bonnie Lerner, Azita Moradkhani, Chelsea Revelle, Beverly Rippel, Bonnie Rosenthal, Karen Rothman, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Mahala Sacra, Daniel Sinclair, Rebecca Skinner, Roz Sommer, Mary Spencer, Brenda van der Beek, Catherine Weber, Timothy Wilson, Jim Woodside, Leslie Zelamsky.


I was delighted to be asked to jury Divergent Thinking for Fountain Street Fine Art. The selection process was challenging, as it always is, but the group that I have put together reflects the beautiful diversity of the submissions (in media, pallet, scale) and the high quality of work being created in the area.

When making my selections, I try to ask and answer three important (and admittedly, completely subjective) questions of the work. What is the visual impact of the piece? What do I believe is the artist’s intention and is it successfully achieved? How does the entirety of the work come together as a group and am I intrigued by the conversations that begin? Additionally, I wonder what pieces must be kept because I am drawn to them and what pieces must be kept to enhance the dialog?

In putting together this group, I believe I was able to bring together works that stand alone as beautiful and successful works of art, and that each contribute to the overall experience of the exhibition. I hope you agree and I hope you enjoy!
— -Jane Young (juror)

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A method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions, Divergent Thinking occurs in a spontaneous, free-flowing, non-linear manner, such that many ideas are generated in a very short time. Artists were asked to use this concept as a jumping-off place, and submit their best, most outrageously innovative work in any medium.  Thirty-six pieces by thirty-four artists were selected for inclusion into the show by Juror Jane Young, of Chase Young Gallery in Boston