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The Gallery at Spencer Lofts announcesKonekxion Dé, a solo exhibition by painter Colette Brésilla. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Nov 19, 5:00-9:00PM and will feature a live performance by the band Voodoo Zepeng.
Haitian-born Colette Brésilla, a resident of Boston, views her role as an artist as that of a shwal, or spiritual vessel, as it is known in Haiti. Her deeply compelling canvases are rich with saturated colors and an idiosyncratic iconography, reflecting a wide scope of spiritual and cultural references. The Colette Brésilla: Konekxion Déexhibitioncoincides with the Haitian Guédé celebration, a Voodoo “day of the dead” observed every November; through her intensely haunting imagery Colette Brésilla seeks to invoke a voice for voiceless spirits, to conjure an essence of healing, understanding, and coexistence.
Reception and admission to the Gallery are free and open to the public. The Colette Brésilla: Konekxion Dé exhibition will run through Friday, Dec 30, 2016. Hours by appointment; feel free to email to request a convenient time to view the exhibit.
The Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking is available, as is on-street parking.
Upcoming Exhibitions: 2017 Schedule To Be Announced
Stay tuned for announcements of our 2017 exhibition schedule.
Our artists will include Gary Duehr, Brenda Wrigley Scott, CalArts Boston Alums, Basement Tribe, and others.
CalArts Alums: Jill Poyourow
CalArts Alums: Shelley Zatsky
CalArts Alums: Lyn Horton
CalArts Alums: Deborah Banerjee
CalArts Alums: Janeann Dill
Our hidden gem, the Gallery@Spencer Lofts!
Founded in 2004, the Gallery was initially co-directed by Spencer Lofts residents Maryellen Cahill and Darlene DeVita. The Gallery's launch was enthusiastically supported by Chelsea City officials, including Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash, now the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development in the administration of Governor Charlie Baker. The Gallery paved the way for CHARCOLL (Chelsea Artists Collaborative) and the Annual Chelsea Art Walk.
Since 2004, the Gallery has continuously hosted scores of exhibitions and events, despite a brief closure over several months for repairs in 2014-2015. A re-opening gala was held in May of 2015.
Our past shows of 2015-2016:
VICTOR BAILEY: THE ART OF JAZZ May 2015 (Re-opening gala featuring exhibit and performance by Victor Bailey and colleagues)
ARTWALK: SPENCER ARTIST-RESIDENTS GROUP SHOW June 2015
MYLES CARTER: PAINTINGS 2015 Sept 2015
JASON PARRIS FITZ-GERALD: VISUAL POETRY IN LIGHT AND LIFE Oct 2015
MARTHA BOURNE BAND, BRITT CONNORS & TRIO Oct 31 2015