May 4 - June 30, 2007

Receptions:
May 4, 2007   5:00 - 8:00 pm
June 1, 2007   5:00 - 8:00 pm
 
Lucy White
Concealed Weapons
Catlin Rockman
Among the Narcissi
 
 
Steven Bogart
Initial Conditions
 



Lucy White
Concealed Weapons

Lucy White’s uniquely fashioned Band-Aid paintings deftly tackle the iconography in everyday objects – in part, by using everyday objects to create them.  They are poignant and provocative, yet are often so distilled that they appear deceptively simple.  In her work, common objects such as cell phones and panties become iconic and traditionally iconic images (flags, churches, peace symbols) are juxtaposed with an underlying Band-Aid treatment.  Even guns, integral objects to the history of America, are interwoven and cross-pollinated to conjure images of sexuality, violence and humor. 

Lucy White has exhibited her work at the DeCordova Museum, Rose Art Museum, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Bernard Toale Gallery and Mario Diacono Gallery, among others.  White received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. 


Steven Bogart
Initial Conditions

Steven Bogart’s intricate oil and enamel paintings invite the viewer to explore their miniscule details and interweaving strands of color.  Conglomerations of tightly bound forms and swirling bands dance in the foreground of blending color fields.  By abstracting natural elements, Bogart forms the catalyst for complex and unpredictable results to take place.  He uses his inspiration – low wave sounds, music, electricity, cable transformers, the bifurcation of tree branches and the spaces between them - to explore his fascination with the formation and occurrence of random events.

Steven Bogart (born Brooklyn, New York) was recently featured in Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century at The DeCordova Museum.  Bogart received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, his MA from Emerson College and his MFA from the University of New Orleans.



Catlin Rockman
Among the Narcissi

Catlin Rockman's work explores internal and external human detachment and discomfort – and the states in which they coexist and co-mingle.  Her recent body of paintings explores in particular the notion of creating one's own narrative about past eras and events in the face of nonexistent memories due to time or repression.  The work is informed by the distance between isolated moments captured in photographs from the past and the underlying family dynamics experienced on a continuum through time.

Catlin Rockman (born Paris, France) has had solo exhibitions of her work at Green Street Gallery and Clark Gallery, among others.  Rockman holds an MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.