"Creatures from the Cigar Closet" at The Oxbow Gallery
Creatures from the Cigar Closet
September 6 - 30, 2018
Reception: Friday, September 14, 5-8pm
Discussion with CRVPT and Jessica Tam: Friday, September 28, 6pm
The Oxbow Gallery, 273 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Open Thursday – Sunday, noon – 5:00 PM
The Oxbow Gallery is pleased to announce Jessica Tam’s CREATURES FROM THE CIGAR CLOSET, an exhibition that includes prints inspired by a recent collaborative project of painting, printmaking, playwriting, and poetry between the visual artist and the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater (CRVPT).
The monotypes in this exhibition stem from images of CRVPT actors in front of Tam’s original painting series. Tam has again collapsed the performance space into the picture plane, flattening the performers and the paintings into one.
"TRIAL / PROOF " at Race Street Gallery
TRIAL / PROOF
Exhibition: April 9 -29, 2018
Play Performances (+ Closing Reception immediately following the second performance): Sunday, April 29, 11am and 2pm ($10 if you have it)
Race Street Gallery is pleased to announce TRIAL / PROOF, an ongoing collaborative project of painting, printmaking, play writing, and poetry between visual artist Jessica Tam and the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater (CRVPT). This exhibition is curated by Sarah Coates.
Jessica Tam’s work typically starts with an image from sensational popular culture such as professional wrestling, and evolves over a series of paintings and prints all stemming from that same image.
The exhibition closes with two performances of Monument Field, a play the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater devised as a physiologically based extension of Tam's paintings. They use a language of tonal shifts rather than sensible words, and the performers identify with aspects of the painting. The performers act in response to the color or direction of brush strokes, creating a narrative of the physical struggle for what is seen and revered. Performing in Monument Field are: Greg Purcell, David Feinstein, John Sieracki, Wilson Yerxa, and Ish Klein.
80 Race Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Gallery is open 1 – 5pm on weekends and by appointment.
For additional information, follow Race Street Gallery on Facebook and Instagram, and contact the gallery at (602) 390-0686.
"Selections" at the MassArt Bakalar and Paine Galleries
Exhibition: Sept 25 - Dec 2, 2017
Reception: Monday, Sept 25 from 6-8pm
Nancy Aleo ‘79
Jarrett Min Davis
Marc Holland ‘00
Daniel Rowe ‘07
Tamara M. Roy
Keith Morris Washington ‘93
Soon-Mi Yoo M’99
Selections features the remarkable work of MassArt professors who are newly hired or returning from sabbatical. A venue for faculty to showcase their work, often in experimental directions or media, this exhibition is a perennial favorite. Representing all facets of the college, Selections highlights the work of our multitalented faculty. Exploring aesthetic, sociopolitical, cultural, and design issues, faculty members have developed a diverse range of works which include site-specific installations, video, animation, sculpture, and works on paper.
Wednesdays, October 11 - November 15, 6:00 - 8:00PM
Join us on Wednesday nights for drop-in drawing in the galleries! Facilitated by professional artists and educators, sessions take inspiration from the exhibitions on view and encourage visitors to create collaboratively. Free and open to the public, drawing materials will be provided. No previous art experience required.
Bakalar and Paine Galleries
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Open: Monday - Saturday 12:00PM - 6:00PM, Wednesday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
"CLEEK GOLD" at Midway Gallery
Exhibition: Sept 1 - Oct 1, 2017
Reception: Friday, Sept 8 from 5-8pm
CLEEK GOLD is the upcoming third installment of TRIPTYCH, a set of three related exhibitions share a lineage of ink and imagery.
This series of three site-specific paintings comprise modern day frescoes that, much like their Italian ancestors' scenes of Roman society, relate to popular sport and entertainment and work with the architecture of their specific spaces. Tam started with pieces of LEGLOCKED, the first show, as a foundation to create DECKLE LOG. Tam then cut up and collaged DECKLE LOG to imagine CLEEK GOLD. The exhibition titles are anagrams of each other, reflecting the game-like nature of this project.
15 Channel Center St
Boston, MA 02210
"Moving Images" at The Oxbow Gallery
Exhibition: March 2 - 26, 2017
Reception: Friday, March 10 from 5-8pm
At the beginning of each week in this month-long exhibition, the artist will create paintings to document the previous week’s work and then compose a new image directly on the gallery walls. This evolving work will be arranged and re-arranged a total of four times, and its history recorded, reflected, and absorbed into itself.
The lineage of Moving Pictures, too, dates back to previous exhibitions. Visit www.jessicaJtam.com to view site-specific paintings Welcome to the Jungle, Leglocked, and DECKLE LOG.
The Oxbow Gallery
275 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060
"DECKLE LOG: a site-specific painting" at The Seerveld Gallery
The Seerveld Gallery Presents:
DECKLE LOG: a site-specific painting
Exhibition: November 10 - December 2, 2016
Artist Lecture: 6pm, Thursday, November 10
Reception: 7pm, Thursday, November 10
Trinity Christian College
6601 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Open Mon-Thurs 11am-4pm, Fri 11am-2pm
and by appointment: 708-293-4922
More images of the show can be found here
"LEGLOCKED: a site-specific painting" at The Box
The Box Presents:
JESSICA TAM, Leglocked: a site-specific painting
Exhibition: January 14 - February 5, 2016
Reception: Artist Talk and Reception, January 17, 5pm at The Box
The Box at Knox College
306 E Simmons St
Galesburg, IL 61401
"Jessica Tam" at The Grubbs Gallery
"Welcome to the Jungle" at The Oxbow Gallery
Jessica Tam: Welcome to the Jungle at The Oxbow Gallery
Exhibition: June 4 - 28, 2015
Reception: Friday, June 12, 5-8pm
About the Show: Jessica Tam brings to Oxbow an abstracted reflection on the spectacle of professional wrestling in an 80 ft. painting that wraps around the gallery walls.
The Oxbow Gallery
273 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Open: Thurs-Sun, 12-5pm
"Working It Out" at The Painting Center
Exhibition: June 18 - July 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20th, 6-8pm
"Working It Out" features 112 artists of all disciplines who begin their creative process with preparatory drawings. This enables visual problem solving throughout the execution of an artwork that is both fluid and beautiful. Drawing can be an exploration of materials, mark making, the emotional tenor of a piece, compositional arrangements or color. Working drawings are the visual manifestation of a work in progress; a working idea. Typically, this work is not seen by the public. These are private musings that reflect thought processes. They are, by definition, incomplete. This exhibition will allow the viewer to see the private world of the artist’s creative process.
This work is about discovery. We looked for exploration rather than refinement: the beginnings of ideas rather than their execution. The pieces here show artists at their most personal ”working things out”. Happily, the forms these explorations take, are varied in both material and process. Some are 3 dimensional. Most, but not all, are works are on paper. Dimensions vary from 1 inch to 6 feet. Some use photography, printmaking and collage as well as the more traditional drawing media of pencil ink and color. Occasionally paper is added to change scale, shift perspective, or cover an earlier thought. There are erasures, corrections and emphatic marks. These represent an active field. We see artists making choices throughout these inventions. We viewers follow and contrast both thought and process.
More information can be found on The Painting Center's website here
Link to Inveroart's review here
"Perry Obee, Alison Hall, Jessica Tam" at The Washington Art Association
Exhibition: February 4 - 25, 2012.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10AM to 5PM. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Check out the website with photos from the opening reception here:
Washington Art Association
"Introducing" at Slag Gallery
531 West 25th St. (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
link to gallery website
Opening reception from 6-8pm on Thursday, January 20th.
Exhibition will remain on view until February 20, 2011.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm
“Introducing” presents the work of six emerging artists. The commonality between these artists’ work is a play between opposites
and the friction or harmony that is resultant of it. Some themes addressed are classicism versus modernity, the overlapping and
sometimes overwhelming definitions of one subject, of cultural production and its dual effects, waste and beauty. Similar to the
gallery’s name, the work represented here is about how definition is itself by nature subjective and so is simultaneously lasting