Play at Work

Bea ModisettThe White Mountains: Remembered, 2011, oil on canvas 30 x 40"
Justin Anderson 10
Ebenezer Archer Kling 09
Justin Durand 05
Lillian Harden 08
Bea Modisett 07
Emily Pardoe 06
Roman Pougatchev 08
Chelsea Sams 08
Adria Sutter 08
Kyle Wilson 09
Adam Ziskie 09

April 6 - 20, 2011
Curated by Adam Kology
and Christopher Stepler

Tuesday April 5, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Curated by Christopher Stepler and Adam Kology, Play at Work brings together a selection of actively working Montserrat College of Art alumni from different disciplines and vocations. Highlighting the commonality of "playfulness" in these artists' bodies of work, Play at Work explores the rebellious escapism of artmaking in the work-a-day lives of post college artists. As their professional and artistic careers become more serious, the element of play is a chief motivator to continue their artistic practice beyond their shared alma mater. Loosely encapsulating their strides since graduation, this exhibition demonstrates the intersection of work and play that has made Montserrat a wellspring for artists in New England. Adam Kology and Chris Stepler are both recent Montserrat Alumni. This is their first curatorial project together.

Justin Durand, Paper People, ink on paper | Lillan Harden, Fingers 3, acrylic yarn | Kyle Wilson, The Speed of Light, ink and Acryla gouache
Emily Pardoe, The Logarithmic Decline of my Relationship with Nate Compared to Others, wood, fiber, paper | Images courtesy of Julie O'Boyle

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