I have 4 upcoming exhibits, all opening in February. It’s a busy time of year and I’m packing my bags now to leave for Peru. I look forward to posting lots of pictures when I return and perhaps seeing some of you at either the Fuller Craft Museum or R&F Paints Gallery.
Qorikancha Museum, Cusco, Peru
Feb 1-Mar 31
Artifacto, fiber, dye, wax, steel, 12 discs, 24" diameter each
Here's a pic of the installation I am carrying on the plane with me to Peru. It will be installed by suspending the discs from the ceiling. The exact arrangement will be dictated by the exhibition space at the Qorinkancha Museum in Cusco. Most likely, not in a grid, but more organically.
The images, patterns and colors were inspired by Inca artifacts of gold, silver, ceramic, bone, and textile works recovered at Machu Picchu by archaeologist Hiram Bingham on his expedition in 1912. I’m not only interested in the Machu Picchu site and its place within the Inca empire, the mysteries surrounding its establishment and abandonment, and the discoveries there but intend to drawing attention to the fact that Bingham, a Yale archeologist, “borrowed” thousands of artifacts from Peru in 1912, only to be returned under pressure from the Peruvian government, in 2012.
The show will feature artwork by the following artists from the Boston Sculptors Gallery: Caroline Bagenal, Kim Bernard, Murray Dewart, Donna Dodson, Rosalyn Driscoll, Laura Evans, Peter DeCamp Haines, Michelle Lougee, Nancy Winship Milliken, Andy Moerlein, Nancy Selvage, Liz Shepherd, Jessica Straus, Nora Valdez, Hannah Verlin and Joseph Wheelwright. These Boston sculptors will show alongside many notable Peruvian artists such as: Ronald Alvan, Pablo Yactayo, Jacob Sulca, Persi Narvaez, Ivan Tovar, Victor Zuniga, Luis Angulo y Gianfranco Yovera, Carlos Bardales and Xavier Cano.
ICPNAC (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano del Cusco)
Jan 31-Feb 28
Artifacto Drawing, charcoal, graphite, wax, 24x36
Transcripts/Transcripciones will be curated by Jose Luis Morales Sierra and will feature drawings and works on paper by the following members of the Boston Sculptors Gallery: Caroline Bagenal, Kim Bernard, Murray Dewart, Donna Dodson, Rosalyn Driscoll, Laura Evans, Andy Moerlein, Nancy Selvage, Nora Valdez, Hannah Verlin and Joseph Wheelwright. This show of drawing and visual design will also feature work by the following distinguished Peruvian artists: Jacob Sulca , Ronald Alvan , Ivan Tovar , Luis Angulo, Gianfranco Yovera, Pablo Yactayo, Persi Narvaez, Victor Zuniga, Roger Bellido, Pachacutec Huaman, Marcial Ayala, and Jose Luis Morales.
Machines and Mechanizations: Explorations in Contemporary Kinetic Sculpture
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Feb 2-June 1
Readymade Color Wheel, wax, springs, bicycle wheel
Kim Bernard: Gestural Record
R & F Gallery, Kingston, NY
Feb 1-Mar 22
Gesture Partakes, encaustic, 36x36
Lastly, I'll be having a solo exhibit at R&F Gallery in Kingston, NY.