Current Exhibition: CATHY CAHILL: MEMORIES AND FAMILIAR SPACES
The Gallery at Spencer Lofts announces CATHY CAHILL: MEMORIES AND FAMILIAR SPACES, an exhibit of recent works by assemblage artist Cathy Cahill, Aug 8-Sept 4 2016. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 11, 6:00-9:00PM.
Watertown resident and longtime graphic designer Cahill creates assemblages from a vast and eclectic collection of found materials. At once charming and disarming, Cahill’s work recalls the “shadow boxes” of Joseph Cornell. Imbued with wit, humor, and a touch of surrealism, each of Cahill’s assemblages is a visual narrative--a small story waiting to be told. Cahill believes that the familiar and vintage elements that comprise each assemblage can be both nostalgic and evocative for the viewer. MEMORIES AND FAMILIAR SPACES is Cahill’s first solo exhibit.
CATHY CAHILL: MEMORIES AND FAMILIAR SPACESis The Gallery @ Spencer Lofts’ fifth show of 2016.
Reception and admission to the Gallery are free and open to the public. The CATHY CAHILL: MEMORIES AND FAMILIAR SPACES exhibit runs through Sunday, Sept 4, 2016; gallery hours otherwise by appointment.
The Gallery is wheelchair-accessible. Accessible parking is available, as is on-street parking.
Upcoming Exhibition: X BONNIE WOODS: GRAVITY IN BLACK AND WHITE
The Gallery at Spencer Lofts announces X BONNIE WOODS: GRAVITY IN BLACK AND WHITE, a solo exhibition of recent works by painter X Bonnie Woods, Sept 12-Oct 23, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept 22, 6:00-9:00PM.
Artist and designer X Woods, based in Berlin, Germany and Chelsea MA, has widely exhibited her paintings and photographs in Europe and the US. A documentary photographer at Ground Zero in Sept-Oct 2001, in post-Katrina New Orleans, and for the Obama campaigns of 2008 and 2012, she recently curated an exhibition of 70 American photos and videos, which traveled to four German cities. A current X Woods project is an illustrated map of Chelsea MA. GRAVITY IN BLACK AND WHITE will feature works on folded paper painted with sumi, a dense black Asian ink. Forgoing conventional brushes, X Woods creates her own painting tools and works outdoors in all weather, allowing the elements to create effects with water-tension and gravity.
X BONNIE WOODS: GRAVITY IN BLACK AND WHITE is The Gallery @ Spencer Lofts’ seventh show of 2016. The Gallery is a unique exhibition space within Chelsea’s Spencer Lofts condominium complex.
Reception and admission to the Gallery are free and open to the public. The X BONNIE WOODS: GRAVITY IN BLACK AND WHITE exhibition runs through Sunday, Oct 23, 2016; gallery hours are as follows, otherwise by appointment:
Gallery hours, 2-6PM, attended by the artist: Sept 17-18 Sept 24-25 Oct 1-2 Oct 8-9 Oct 15-16 Oct 22-23
The Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking is available, as is on-street parking.
Photo: Ines Borchart, Berlin
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