Gray Area

by Veronica A Pérez

gray-areaIn a moment of strained societal binary, the visibility of anyone who inhabits a marginal space becomes extremely more important. There is never a moment when we can see things for what they are. Everything’s changing, constantly in flux. What happens when we can pluck a moment from the crowd and examine it? Would there be clarity or more confusion? In terms of art, these grey areas provide throughways for discussing and sharing personal stories, not to simply highlight difference, rather to embrace. Given the particularly divisive time we live it, it becomes imperative to forge dialogue through creative intervention and to signify that aside from our inherent differences, we’re all in this together.
The Kingston Gallery is calling for new work for an exhibition entitled “Gray Area”. We are looking for artists whose work is relevant to our current contemporary world in its lack of clarity or abundance of ambiguity. The subject is open to interpretation, and can address the title conceptually or formally. How does this moment of murkiness provide you with understanding? Or does it disorient? Is the endless barrage of the 24-hour news cycle breaking you down or building you up? There is so much to that is being said in these ambiguous spaces today. And it’s time that we speak.
ONLINE SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 @ 5PM
The full Call For Art is on Kingston Gallery’s website:

http://www.kingstongallery.com/exhibitions/2018/february-gray-area.php

This exhibition is juried by a committee of 6 Kingston Gallery Artists: Mira Cantor, Susan Emmerson, Julie S. Graham, Veronica A. Perez, Jamal Thorne, and Chantal Zakari.

 
**Please prepare carefully; no revisions are possible after submission is complete.

Notification: Friday, December 15th, 2017 (by email). 
Delivery of work: Sunday, January 28th, 5-7PM & Monday, January 29th, 10AM-2PM
Exhibition: January 31-February 25, 2018 
Opening Reception: February 2, 2018 from 5-8pm
Pick up work: Sunday, February 25th, 5-7PM; Monday, Feb. 26th, 10AM-12PM

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About Kingston Gallery

Kingston Gallery features contemporary art by New England artists specializing in a diverse range of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. The 30+ Kingston artists exhibit in our three on-site gallery spaces; the Main Gallery, Center Gallery, and Kingston Project Space. Kingston is an artist-run gallery space incorporated in 1982 and supporting a schedule of 22 shows per calendar year plus several special events and group shows. Kingston Gallery takes its name from its original location on Kingston Street near Boston's Chinatown. In the mid-1990s, the gallery was one of the very first to relocate to Thayer Street, anchoring what has since developed into the vibrant SoWa Arts District of Boston's historic South End.

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