Art Around Boston: 30 Below

Cambridge Art Association
25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA
30. Below Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14  6:00 - 9:00 pm

We are looking forward to attending Cambridge Art Association’s newest exhibition, 30 Below, opening this Thursday, January 14 from 6:00-9:00 pm. The exhibit is juried by Fitchburg Art Museum curator, Mary Tinti, who previously held positions deCordova Sculpture Park and New England Foundation for the Arts. Tinti is a highly respected contemporary art curator with extensive knowledge in the field, we expect a vibrant exhibit with a broad range of talent.

The twenty-four featured emerging artists range from 18 to 30-years-old, with works in a variety of media; acrylic yarns, digital prints, collage, and archival inkjet print, to name a few. Prices range from $100-$3,200, making the show very attractive for any budget.

Notable work includes “This Is Personal” by Hilary Tait Norod, a part of her Coupling Series. Norod emphasizes the activity of the brain, especially the malfunction, highlighted by the chaos and movement in her work. She transcribes messages throughout her canvas for the viewer to interpret. In her artist statement she writes, “neuroscience, psychology, and perception disorders are strong influences for me. My work is inspired by the brains power to perceive reality differently from person to person.”

“This Is Personal,” Hilary Tait Norod, Oil and mixed-media on canvas, 40 x 56 in.

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"Mount Desert Isle," Amanda Hawkins, Acrylic on canvas. 34x36 in. 

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For Amanda Hawkins, her abstract work cannot be defined by a single moment, but instead it represents the state of constant change. The colors in her acrylic on canvas are reminiscent of the past, but intentionally invite the viewer to move through the current moment. Her featured work, Mount Desert Isle, uses vibrant colors to suggest a sweeping landscape.

The opening reception will featuring beverages by Short Path Distillery

Presented at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery, January 9 – 29, 2016




Tuesday, January 12, 2016: Abigail Ogilvy