CONTRACT / RELEASE
On view April 5 - April 28, 2018
Contract/Release challenges how we perceive a piece of art within the context of the gallery. Christine Atkinson, Lucy Wood Baird and Diana Jean Puglisi are brought together by a common interest in experiential making. The works breathe in and breathe out, evolving as the viewer navigates them with their bodies. Each work included in the exhibition provides a visual jolt, challenging the traditional stagnancy of the gallery exhibition. Instilled in these sculptural works, is a sense of constant conversation between object, maker and viewer of dimensionality, relational space, and time. Contract/Release is responsive and playful, evoking experience instead of pure looking.
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Gallery Aferro is excited to announce the 9th Annual Benefit Art Auction and Party on June 17th, 2017. Join us for this festive event as we honor Ron Beit of RBH Group at the best party of the year! Bid on amazing artworks, support a better world through arts and community empowerment, enjoy tunes by DJ John Butler, endless icy drinks, delicious catering by The Mozzarella God & Clint FeastGood, win door prizes & raffles, and enjoy an evening with amazing people in the community!
This conversation is an extension of an exhibition, “Accumulating Experience”, that will take place from October 19th through November 11th in Newark, NJ as part of the Newark Open Doors Festival. Diana Jean Puglisi is the current Big Red & Shiny Inside/Out AIR and Betty Jarvis is a curator that selected Puglisi’s pieces for the exhibition. Betty is a recent graduate of the MA program in Art History at Rutgers University.
The exhibition, Accumulating Experience, explores the ways in which artists use, and build on their observations of human nature, navigate personal identity, span perceived cultural border divides, and create intimate connections between individuals. It emphasizes the necessity in thinking beyond the momentary, singular impact of an experience and deeper, towards the indirect effects that resonate outwards, creating a communal link between humanity. Many of the artists included in Accumulating Experience embed an enticing quality within their work that is me...
The Newark Arts Council’s Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival will take place from October 19-23, 2016.
Open Doors welcomes residents and tourists to participate in Newark’s biggest festival of the visual arts and other art forms. For four days, Newark’s bustling arts scene will explode with an array of exhibits, talk-backs, performances, street displays, studio open houses, and more. The citywide arts tour and community event celebrates Newark’s unique and diverse contributions to the arts and to American culture. More than 40 venues will join forces to showcase visual, performing, and literary art. In 2016, the festival will run concurrently with the Dodge Poetry Festival and the Newark Celebration 350, which marks the city’s 350th birthday. Watch this space for coming details on Newark’s biggest October extravaganza ever.
I am excited to announce that Big Red & Shiny invited me to be an Inside/Out Artist-in-Residence! I will be writing for the blog through August about my ideas and experience during my residency at Vermont Studio Center. To read the first post visit http://bigredandshiny.org/25975/insideout-diana-puglisi/.
"The juror for Volumes 33 and 34 of Studio Visit was our old friend Michael Lash, who has done the honors for us in the past. I have known Michael for close to two decades and over the years he has worn a lot of art world hats. First and foremost, he is and always has been a practicing artist, which makes him an extraordinarily sensitive viewer of art. He has seen it all and is able to draw from a deep well of visual knowledge when serving as juror for Studio Visit. Michael was also a museum director at a young age, and that experience led him to the post for which he is perhaps best known, that as Director of Public Arts for the City of Chicago. Under his watch, the Windy City’s already strong commitment to the public arts grew dramatically. If you ever find yourself walking around Chicago, you have Michael to thank for many of the artworks that you will encounter along the way."
Brittany Marcoux and Diana Jean Puglisi will be speaking about their collaboration project, Out of Context, in 'Ideas' from 2:00-3:30pm.
The 3rd annual New England Graduate Media Symposium is themed Assembling Bodies: Exchanges in
Collaboration and will showcase projects that explore collaboration as a subject. We invite graduates from a range of disciplines to present work and engage in panel discussions surrounding collaborative methods of artistic production that raise questions about process, community engagement, agency, authorship and conflict. Our objective is to challenge how we think about various models and theoretical frameworks relating to collaboration and to create the opportunity for new approaches to be shared with a larger community.
Please join us for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2016.
On View: Tuesday, April 19 - Monday, May 7 (Bakalar & Paine Galleries)
Reception: Thursday, April 21, 5:30-8:00 pm
Gallery Talks: Saturday, April 23, 1:00-3:00 pm
Film/Video Thesis Screening: Friday, May 6, 7:00pm | Design and Media Center
Diana Jean Puglisi
Casey Blake Ausman
Lucy Wood Baird
Morgen Van Vorst
Reception of Exhibition
Creative Counterpoints (CCs) is a one-day interdisciplinary event that draws from the insights of different disciplines and media, and from a range of inspiring narratives by and about women artists, writers, educators and scholars.
In Creative Counterpoints we examine the ways in which women’s creativity informs and is inflected by the ways in which we navigate social and cultural spaces, the personal and the political, our commitment to empathy and to social justice. The ‘counterpoint’ in the title refers both to a vision of women’s identity that welcomes contradictions and dissonances, and to the confluence generated by the diverse elements that are at play in the creative experience.
Creative Counterpoints is designed to include conversations with speakers, presentations, a roundtable, and the closing reception of the student exhibition Cr...