Art and Design in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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Exhibiting artists (top left going clockwise) Susan Emmerson, Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Christina Pitsch, Barbara Moody

From April 6th through 9th, four Kingston Gallery artists will present their work at Art and Design in the 20th and 21st Centuries, a show and sale of modern and contemporary art at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts. AD2021 celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and Barbara Moody, Christina Pitsch, Susan Emmerson and Kathleen Gerdon Archer will represent Kingston Gallery during this celebration of art and culture and remain on hand throughout the weekend. Hours are Friday April 7th, 1-8pm, Saturday April 8th, 11-8 and Sunday April 9th, 11-5.

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Barbara Moody, Interior Energy, acrylic and charcoal on paper, 22″ x 30″ 2016

Employing deftly drawn geometric shapes, Barbara Moody’s richly colored abstractions define and activate space. In the stunning painting Interior Energy, a pulse of seemingly cold air sweeps into the foreground adding an intriguing rhythmic motion to the yellow and blue cityscape.

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Christina Pitch, Mapping Absence: Trophy Mounts I, II, III, cast plastic, sewn vinyl, sheet acrylic, Installation variable, individual units 36″ x 20″ x 24″ 2014

Christina Pitsch uses porcelain, acrylics, and found materials to create representations of our attempts to dominate nature through collected objects. Influences of the European decorative arts and 1950s kitsch come together to form invented trophy objects such as transparent deer heads, animal hoofs, and gilded flowers. Often unsettling, Pitsch’s work addresses questions of taste, mashing highbrow with lowbrow. What is it? What am I seeing? Things are not what they seem to be in Pitsch’s work.

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Susan Greer Emmerson, For Sleep in the Storm, acrylic on cut and molded Tyvek, mixed-media, 18″ x 24″ x 3″ 2016

Susan Emmerson plans to present her new work on Tyvek, a plastic based insulating material that she paints and often heats, reshaping it into new dynamic forms.  Blue Dance is a striking example of her recent sculptural explorations.

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Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Insight or Afterglow, polypropylene print on Sintra under plexiglass, 20″ x 32″ 2017

Addressing the accumulated weight of genetics and family history on the individual, Kathleen Gerdon Archer will offer work from her recent series of photographs. After forming sculptures filled with layered organic material and personal items, she freezes the forms and photographs them as they melt. Photographed through a macro lens, her image A Pulse of Silver, depicts an silver and mysterious blue world.

The four day event opens Thursday evening April 6th, at 5:30pm for a Gala Preview and the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Jonathan Leo Fairbanks, Curator and Director of The Fuller Craft Museum.

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