Beginning in the Fall of 2011 I undertook a series of Pop-Up exhibitions featuring underserved but distinguished artists working in eastern Massachusetts. These four day events focus around a lively opening reception. Each is installed in my Boston South End painting studio.
With the economy taking its toll of several Greater Boston galleries, increasingly, outstanding artists were losing their gallery representation or not being recognized. I felt I needed to step up and bring attention to some very engaging art works no one else was seeing.
For my Pop-Ups I’ve enjoyed making many studio visits to see ongoing art works and learn of ideas and thoughts shared by the artists. A great deal of planning is required for each exhibition. And each presentation is framed around a single subject or topic.
My pleasure in creating these short but focused exhibitions is in the aspect of each being my own creation. I do not review unsolicited artwork for the Pop-Ups.
To date since undertaking my first Pop-Up in August of 2011, I have exhibited works by the following artists:
#1 Tied to Paper at 1140 — August 2011
#2 Transparent — September 22 2011
#3 Candy Colors, But Not Just For Fun — October 13 2011
#4 Gobs of Lines Some Wet Some Dry — November 17 2011
#5 The Portrait Project: Twenty Two Paintings, Honoring Memory of Howard Truelove
#6 Drawings Out of Marks — November 2014
#7 Transforming and New Considerations — October 19 2016