Adria Arch:Reframing Eleanor
Adria Arch: Reframing Eleanor
Fitchburg Art Museum, September 21 to November 10, 2019
Adria Arch’s new “hybrid painting” re-frames the ongoing exhibition Evoking Eleanor. It is the first in a series of solo shows to respond to the legacy of FAM’s beloved founder Eleanor Norcross. Arch’s installation of colorful shapes painted on lightweight plastic forms with mixed media slyly reference the palette and composition of Norcross’s paintings and collection of decorative objects from the nineteenth to early twentieth century. Arch’s sculptural paintings also imagine Norcross’s era through visual suggestion of the time’s fashion: cut velvet, antique hat netting, and brocaded fabric. The sound designed by composer and musician Ken Field enhances Arch’s playful interpretation. Visitors will be invited to move through Reframing Eleanor and to touch Arch’s suspended artworks, which are inspired by both the formal properties of painting and spatial considerations of sculpture.
LEAPTWISTTURN at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth New Hampshire will feature three of my large hybrid painting installations.
Music by Ken Field, dance by Luminarium Dance Company on Friday, June 7 from 6:30 to 6:30 pm during the opening reception.
June 7 - August 30, 2019
Do I Make You Happy?
An immersive installation at the Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Newton Massachusetts, up through November 9. A live performance with dancers from Luminarium Dance, and accompanied by keyboardist Alexander Matheson, will take place on Friday, November 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
The Other Art Fair, May 3 to 6, 2018
I will be in stand 77 at Saatchi's The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn, NY this May. Please come by to visit if you are in the area!
Salon 2017 - Peripheral Visions Arts publication
I am delighted to announce that my work was selected for Issue 7 of Peripheral Vision Arts online journal.
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Fairy Tale Series at Fort Point Channel Gallery
A grouping from my series Fairy Tales is on view this summer at the Fort Point Artists Gallery in Boston, MA through August 1.
Summer Salon at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
I am very pleased to announce that my piece, Black Whorl, will be on view at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, 460 Harrison Ave., Boston MA this summer.
Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters from 1950 to the Present
I am delighted that my piece, Shell Triptych, monoprint and relief carving on wood, 1993, will be on view in this exhibit at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA this spring in the exhibition Expanding Abstraction.
This exhibition presents a vital yet lesser-known history of abstract painting in New England by showcasing the work of women painters with strong connections to the region. Despite their relative exclusion from mainstream and male-dominated conversations on postwar abstraction, these artists have made significant contributions to the field. Spanning from the 1950s to the present, the works on view in the exhibition expand traditions of abstract painting and testify to the artists’ unwavering productivity and creative innovation.
Appetite - pop up May 4 to 7
Winter Salon Exhibition, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
Plunk, acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60", will be on view December 2016
Vis a Vis: Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky
November 9 to December 4, 2016
45 Grange Road, London UK SE1 3BH
Now on view at Graficas Gallery
I am very pleased that several of my works on paper and acrylics on panel will be on view this summer at Graficas Gallery in Nantucket, MA.
Vis a Vis: Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky
Vis a Vis: Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky, will be on view at Soprafina Gallery in Boston from April 1 to 30, 2016. The show features works informed by the Indian folk traditions the artists encountered during residencies at the Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi in 2014. Soprafina Gallery is located at 55 Thayer Street, Boston 02118. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. Tel: 617.728.0770 Web: www.soprafina.com
In January 2014, Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky were International Artists-in-Residence at the Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi, an educational center dedicated to the preservation and understanding of folk art traditions of India. While in Delhi and during travels in Rajasthan, Arch and Krinsky explored aspects of traditional Indian textiles, papermaking, puppetry and dance. The works to be exhibited at Soprafina grew out of their visual research -- a journey that took both artists to new places in their individual practices.
The ornate and striking leather shadow puppets depicting characters from Hindu mythology provide inspiration for Arch’s work. Beginning with acrylic paint poured onto Mylar, a surface not unlike the translucent parchment used to make the puppets, she cuts around the most evocative shapes and then adheres them to paper. From that point, the paint spills begin to suggest a narrative that Arch enhances with flat shapes of high key color or other design elements drawn from her observations of India.
The colors, patterns and techniques of traditional textiles, particularly Phulkari embroideries from the Punjab, are a starting point for Krinsky’s India-inspired works. The diagonal grids, diamond patterns and brilliant marigolds and reds that characterize these textiles animate her paintings on Khadi papers and on panel. Interested both in the geometric regularity of repeated pattern and in its disruption, Krinsky uses acrylic molding pastes, pumice gels and absorbent grounds to create weathered surfaces over which networks of floating lines detour in unanticipated directions.
The Boston Drawing Project at Carroll and Sons
I am very pleased to announce that 10 of my works on paper will be on view in the flat files at Carroll and Sons as part of the esteemed Boston Drawing Project, April 2015 - 2016