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Etched. Carved. Painted.

02/07–03/07/2018
Opening Reception:
Thursday, 02/15, 5:30-7:30 pm

The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce Etched. Carved. Painted., a special exhibit showcasing the talent in print and paint of 24 young artists from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

“For many of these students, these are their first attempts at printmaking and painting,” says Aaron Norfolk, Senior Lecturer at UMass Boston. “The unrestricted imagination found in novice production is present. Before ideologies or preconceived restraints interject, an innocent voice is allowed free discourse.”

Norfolk also co-juried the exhibit, along with two other faculty members at UMass Boston: Assistant Professor of Art Christopher Schade and Associate Professor of Art History David Areford.

The show has a dual purpose: to demonstrate the ability of these young minds, and to emphasize the steadfast worth of the handmade, thoughtfully conceived art object.

“One can see clearly a plurality in the works on display, says Norfolk who organized the exhibit. “Without dogma other than the small limits imposed by process and material, the dreams inside them find life in the works.

This freedom transfers into the metal, wood, and paint used. The works capture the decisions and revisions of the students. In the scrapes and incisions, a young artist’s imagination is embedded in the hopes that the vision presented aligns with the thoughts that produced it and, in turn, displayed without change to the viewer.

The Artists

Faisal Abhar, Matthew Bowser, Katelyn Brennan, Johanna Casson, Jessica DoSouto, Thinh Ha, Martin Hansen-Verma, Sarah Hendricks, Lauren Holtman, Dexin Huang, Thieny Lam, Huy Cong Le, Meiting Liu, Monica McBride, Kelly McCann, Thea Patterson, Ivana Pham, Sara Pleitez, Blondin St. Jusme, Kelly Stuck, Benjamin Styer, Zichao Sun, Yingyin Xu, Yinyin Zhou


Gallery hours: Tues-Fri: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and by appointment.

About the FPAC Gallery

The FPAC Gallery, operated by the Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. of South Boston (FPAC), is a non-profit community organization founded in 1980. The gallery is fully programmed and staffed by volunteers. FPAC’s mission is to promote the work of our artists to a broad and diverse audience; to preserve the artists community in the Fort Point Channel area; to ensure the continuance of permanent, affordable studio space; to build community; and to increase the visibility of the arts in Fort Point. Fort Point is one of New England’s largest artist communities, home to over 300 artists who produce work in a wide array of media.

Previous Shows at the FPAC Gallery