City Hall Galleries
The Mayor's Gallery exhibits work by Boston artists who have received recognition for their artwork through grants, awards and other types of public display.
The Scollay Square Gallery showcases the many arts organizations and artists community groups that support Boston artists throughout the city.
Location: Mayors Gallery, 5th floor (Directions)
Dates: October 14 - November 13, 2015
INTRICACIES is series of work is a culmination of loosely obsessive mark making. The objective is to pull the viewer in to see each brushstroke in affiliation with its intricate cut. Both the painting and cutting process feels zen, although meticulous and monotonous. Negotiating colors, sharp angles, and miniscule cuts is what motivates me. The repetitive motion and tedious process is comforting and allows me to push myself ever so slightly into inventing new shapes and angles. I begin by creating (mostly) symmetrical designs with acrylic paint applied to colored paper with a flat brush. Nothing is preplanned or sketched out. Each stroke informs the next. The balance of color and vibrancy is important for for the equilibrium of the soon to be object. Once laid out, I begin cutting attentively around each marking, leaving an outline of the colored paper surrounding the stroke for consistency. When released from the background paper it becomes an object of its own
Unbound Visual Artists
Location: Scollay Square Gallery, 3rd floor (Directions)
Dates: October 1 - November 6, 2015
Unbound Visual Artist’s Group Exhibition
The newly formed non-profit educational charity based in Allston-Brighton has members living and being creative in Allston, Brighton, Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Jamaica Plain, Newton, Somerville and Watertown. The artists work together as a community to enliven the creative economy with contemporary visual art for all through professionally curated exhibitions, sales, classes, demonstrations, workshops, special events and tours.
The business and program activities of UVA are managed by a Board of Directors and a Council of Advisers. Their community of members (currently at 115 and growing) consist of individuals, businesses and institutions that include professional and amateur artists, art collectors and buyers, art connoisseurs, art related businesses and institutions, curators, performing artists and anyone that enjoys seeing, feeling, experiencing and promoting meaningful and expressive art.
LIFT is a series of photographs celebrating four women powerlifters - women who defy physical and cultural stereotypes. They range in age from 27 to 60 and they are smart, interesting and strong. They have all won regional, national or world competitions Lodrina is a forensic computer expert who weighs 123 pounds and can lift (an astonishing) 385 pounds. She just placed first in national competition. Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in kinesthesiology. Candace is a mom, the lead singer in a band, and a national titleholder. Jane, the oldest, is a grandmother who went to Wellesley College. She holds four world records. Brandon has created astounding images that convey the physical nature of the sport while evoking the spirit of these women.
Liane Brandon (http://www.lianebrandon.com) is an award-winning independent filmmaker, photographer and University of Massachusetts/Amherst Professor Emerita. Brandon has photographed wildlife, jazz musicians, artists, writers, Cape Verdean longshoremen, and production stills for the PBS television series American Experience, Nova, and American Masters. Her photos have been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and many other publications.
Her groundbreaking films Anything You Want To Be and Betty Tells Her Story were among the first and most popular consciousness raising tools of the Women's Movement. Her films have been featured on HBO, USA Cable, and TLC and presented at MoMA, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Tribeca Film Festival.
Directions & Locations
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Mayor's Art Gallery:
Located on the 5th floor of City Hall. From City Hall Plaza or Congress St. entrances, take South Elevators to the 5th floor, follow signs to Mayor's Office: signage marks the gallery entrance. If you are planning to attend an opening you must enter from Congress Street.
Scollay Square Gallery:
Located on the 3rd floor/main lobby of City Hall. When entering from Congress St, take elevators to 3rd floor, proceed through lobby, passing the information desk on your right. The gallery is ahead of you. When entering from City Hall Plaza, proceed through lobby, passing the information desk on your right. The gallery is ahead of you. Signage marks the gallery entrance. If you are planning to attend an opening you must enter from Congress Street.
Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery:
Located on the 2nd floor near the South Elevators. From City Hall Plaza or Congress St. entrances, take South Elevators to the 2nd floor.