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WENT THERE: “Flash of an Instant” @ New Art Center


“Flash of an Instant” opened on April 5th and was co-curated by Caitie Moore and Sarah Pollman. Their proposal for the show was chosen as part of the New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program. The New Art Center in Newton holds an open call for proposals every year as a wonderful opportunity for artists and curators. The chosen exhibits also foster interaction with the surrounding community through a series of events held in connection with the main exhibit.

“Flash of an Instant” is an intelligent and fun show that explores the moment of looking, whether through photographic creation or interactive exploration. The show investigates the role of process and transformation in finished artworks such as Anne Lilly’s kinetic sculptures, which mesmerize viewers, while John Steck Jr.‘s photos slowly fade away. The act of viewing becomes participatory in Pablo Gnecco‘s interactive installation, “NOT THERE” and viewers have to search for John Gonzalez & Thomas Willis‘ hidden artworks.


Image Credit: Suzi Grossman

Sharon Harper investigates patterns of success and failure in “Sun/Moon (Trying to See Through a Telescope.)” Mark Dorf (see Featured Image at top) seamlessly overlays geometric lines and planes onto the natural landscape, obscuring the line between what is and isn’t natural or original to the photograph. Sam Harris similarly combines abstraction and the natural landscape in his photographs. Robin Myers uses a very specific sense of color and and abstraction to activate the surface of her photographs.

There will be a “Family Drop In: Cut & Paste” event on May 3 1-4pm as well as the “Carousel Slideshow V,” from 7-9pm, which is sure to be an event you won’t want to miss!

“Flash of an Instant” will be on view until May 9. The New Art Center is a beautiful space for any exhibit — please do stop by!

Read an EXTENDED REVIEW of the show with even more photos over at Suzi Looks at Lots of Art!

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