Current: Kenji Nakayama & Pat Falco
11.10.17 – 1.5.18
Reception: 11.29.17, 6-8pm
Like many artists, Kenji Nakayama and Pat Falco treat their shared studio as a site for creation and display. The two have worked in the same space for the past three years in the Distillery building in South Boston. Unlike a cleanly arranged white cube gallery, they have created an environment that speaks to the varied contexts of their artistic processes. Their finished artworks and works in progress hang side-by-side with pieces they’ve collected from their peers, and throughout the space are readily available conceptual and material sources: from paint cans to exhibition catalogs, political posters to Easter ornaments, saws to surfboards.
Current will take form as an evolving installation, bringing elements from the artists’ studio into the gallery to create a site for active artistic production and presentation. Modeled after their shared space, they will set up work stations to make art, adding to the display throughout the exhibition. Students of the UMass Boston Art Department, as well as visiting artists, will be invited to participate in making and displaying new work in the gallery. Current is organized in collaboration with the artists, Kate Ostreicher, and Sam Toabe.
For more information, or to schedule a private viewing, email us at UHGallery@umb.edu.
Hours: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and by appointment
University Hall Gallery is located on the first floor of University Hall, in Room 1220.
University Dr. N, Boston, MA 02125