Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Claudia Flynn selected for Exhibition

Nick Capasso, Curator at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park selected "Leading with her Chin," a painting by Claudia Flynn for inclusion in the 2009 Newport Annual Exhibition at the Newport Art Museum, currently on view through May 25, 2009.

Image: CLAUDIA FLYNN, Leading with her Chin, Nail polish enamel on glass, 2008.

"Freud's Nightmare" (stage prop cigars)

I'm very excited to have a new cigar box donated to our upcoming auction. This work, titled "Freud's Nightmare" (stage prop cigars), is by Paul Forte.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cigar Box Lottery

Hera Gallery is pleased to announce our spring fundraiser, a Cigar Box Lottery. Hera has invited 50 artists to transform simple cigar boxes in any way imaginable. Whether painted, collaged, printed, disassembled, or sculpted, the result will be 50 unique works of art. The boxes will be made available to purchase via a lottery system, which guarantees every ticket buyer a one of a kind piece of artwork.

This lottery will take place in April, at a venue yet to be announced. Every ticket is guaranteed a box, but there will be a limited number of tickets sold, so it quite an exclusive fundraiser. Tickets will cost $50 to receive a box, but all are welcome to attend the event without buying a ticket. There will be food, refreshments, and music at the lottery event.

Please contact the gallery to purchase your ticket, and good luck!

Boxes top to bottom: Barbara Pagh, John Kotula, Roberta Richman

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cynthia Farnell plans two installations for Conway, SC

Artists and Hera Gallery member, Cynthia Farnell, is busy creating site specific photographic installations for Conway and Huntington Beach State Park. PRESENCE (CONWAY) and PRESENCE (ATALAYA) are the latest in Farnell's South Carolina series of site specific photographic installations. Both Projects will be on view this spring.

Farnell uses altered photographic images culled from public archives and her own collection. 'The series is a poetic interpretation of historical material,' she says. 'We are used to seeing photographs displayed in albums or frames. I like to dislodge them from their traditional format, alter them, and then present the results to the public in unexpected settings. I believe this process of dislocation and re-contextualization asks the viewer to consider the photographs in a new way. It is a study of how the meaning of an image can shift, depending on the context and who is doing the looking.'

PRESENCE (CONWAY) will be on view from Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4, 2009. Viewing hours are from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, April 2, from 5.m. until 7p.m.

PRESENCE (ATALAYA) will be on view from Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22. Viewing hours are from 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. daily. A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, May 21, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Image: Baptism, from PRESENCE (CONWAY), digital pigment print on vellum, 78" x 36", 2009, copyrighted.

Hybrid II

Gallery member, Barbara Pagh, is currently exhibiting work in conjunction with the show Hybrid II. On exhibit until February 24th, Hybrid II is a group faculty show at the Main Gallery at the University of Rhode Island. Pagh has included a recent piece titled "Journey."

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Memento Mori: Contemporary Manifestations

Hera Gallery member, Alexandra Broches is pleased to be included in the upcoming juried exhibition, Memento Mori: Contemporary Manifestations at the Claypoop-Young Art Gallery at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. The exhibition runs from January 21 through February 18, 2009.

Above: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Broches, 2008.