• "Creatures from the Cigar Closet" at The Oxbow Gallery

    "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 " at Race Street Gallery


    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

    "Selections" at the MassArt Bakalar and Paine Galleries


    Exhibition: Sept 25 - Dec 2, 2017
    Reception: Monday, Sept 25 from 6-8pm

    Nancy Aleo ‘79
    Leland Burke
    Jarrett Min Davis
    Taylor Davis
    Paul Hajian
    Nona Hershey
    Marc Holland ‘00
    Adriana Katzew
    Daniel Rowe ‘07
    Tamara M. Roy
    Ben Ryterband
    Gretchen Skogerson
    Anjali Srinivasan
    Jessica Tam
    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.

    Drawing Together
    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

    "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.

    Images of LEGLOCKED and DECKLE LOG can be found here and here.

    Midway Gallery
    15 Channel Center St
    Boston, MA 02210

  • "Moving Images" at The Oxbow Gallery

    "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

    "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
    e-mail: art@trnty.edu

    More images of the show can be found here

  • "LEGLOCKED: a site-specific painting" at The Box

    "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

    "Jessica Tam" at The Grubbs Gallery

    The Grubbs Gallery Presents: JESSICA TAM
    Exhibition: January 6 - 28, 2016
    Reception: Saturday, January 9 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

    40 Park St.
    The Reed Campus Center
    The Williston Northampton School
    Easthampton, MA 01027

    Open Weekdays 8am-5pm, Sat. 8:30-Noon

    Read more here

  • "Welcome to the Jungle" at The Oxbow 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

    "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

    "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
    and mutable.