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[Reception] Glean @FPAC Gallery (Fort Point)

Thu, Mar 5 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free

Fort Point Art Community Gallery

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glean (ɡlēn/)
extract (information) from various sources.
synonoms: gather, learn, pick up, collect, harvest, accumulate, reap, garner, amass, cull

The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce “Glean,” an exhibition of the work of Sharon Freed, Walter Kopec and Andrew Neumann, March 5-April 16, 2015. Andrew Witkin, Gallery Director of Barbara Krakow Gallery, juried the show.

Using a variety of means, materials and methods, Freed, Kopec and Neumann explore and create work commenting on the social and political, highlighting issues of use and abandonment, and navigating personal histories.

Sharon Freed, a self-taught photographer, produces both color and black and white images. Through her work, she explores how we view broken, discarded objects. She gives special emphasis to the recurring sequence of use and disposal, of the regarded and disregarded and of the cherished and abandoned. What does it mean when we carelessly dismiss so much–and what are the consequences of such profound disconnection? Freed has widely exhibited in New England.

Walter Kopec’s work can be separated into two bodies: “visuals” and “verbals.” His visuals reference the iconic or the symbolic and offer observations and critiques on subjects such as commerce, need/greed, and patriotism. Using common, everyday materials, found objects, and easily identifiable forms, each piece seeks immediate, “comfortable” recognition before often darker underpinnings become obvious. The verbals rely on language and its inherent shape-shifting to offer wry perspective and commentary on ego, desire, and the human need to communicate with certitude. Kopec has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and Art New England. His work has shown recently with the Cambridge Art Association, Danforth Museum of Art, and the University of Maine Museum of Art.

Andrew Neumann works in a variety of media, including sculpture, film and video installation, and electronic/interactive music. Originally, his artistic output consisted of single-channel videos and films, then moved on to integrate a variety of electronic and digital technologies into 3D and sculptural work. Additionally, he builds electronic musical interfaces and is very active in electro-acoustic improvisation. Neumann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004. His music is available on Sublingual Records. He has shown his work internationally, including on PBS.

On View 3/5-4/16
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 10-6pm


Thu, Mar 5 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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