You Are Here! The Viewer as Inconstant Medium

You Are Here! installation view, image courtesy of Elizabeth Woodward Photography
Doug Bell
Benjamin Benson Evans

Curated by Lucas Spivey
April 25 - June 23, 2012

Tuesday April 24, 5:30 - 8 pm

Closing Bon-fire
Saturday June 23, 6 pm

Assemblage, tableaux and installation art, as well as the move towards performance art in the mid to late 20th century, called attention to the viewer’s presence, size and interactions in relation to the constructed environments they found themselves in. Concerned with viewers not just as an audience but as inconstant yet necessary ingredients for their work to complete themselves; the unpredictable nature of the viewer was designed into such structures by the artists.

Based out of Andover MA, Doug Bell has taught painting and alternative materials at a dozen schools across New England.  He has exhibited at regional galleries including HallSpace, Clark Gallery and Kingston Gallery as well as the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Rose Art Museum.

Benjamin Benson Evans is a recent graduate of the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, where he had his first solo exhibition Role Players at NESAD's Black Box. Of Benson Evans' Coffee with Just Milk at Gallery NAGA, Cate McQuaid described his work as "evocative, disturbing, and occasionally funny".

[Space] is a group of artists who are interested in presenting experimental and emerging art with the local community. [Space] fosters an environment of critique, inspiration, and knowledge amongst artists. In doing so they hope to enrich the local arts scene and open a dialogue between the arts and the community that supports them.

Doug Bell, Stack 17 Fort Cox | Benjamin Benson Evans, TV Dinner | All images courtesy of Elizabeth Woodward Photography