FPAC Gallery

on view:

mark, stroke, scratch, capture: an act of defiance in four parts

On View May 25 – June 29, 2018
Friday, June 1, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Artist Panel: June 10, 3:00pm

The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce Mark, Scratch, Stroke, Capture, the fifth show of the 2017-2018 season, juried by Mary Tinti.

The four-person show includes the work of a draftsman, a printmaker, a painter, and a videographer. They create in defiance of a culture that seems to be tearing itself apart. We give voice to fragile beauty, to injustice, and to the memory of such losses. We speak to the act of creation itself inspired by the strength and perseverance of nature and the human spirit. We stand in defiance of those who espouse that money, power and subjugation are the measure of success.

About the Artists’ Partnership

The convergence of work between artists of different mediums and a variety of backgrounds oftentimes occurs spontaneously and effortlessly. This group-show proposal is the result of several years of working, thinking, and talking together. We have found a vast territory of common ground in our ideals, desires, needs and dreams, for ourselves and for the world.

The present is filled with uncertainty and complexity for everyone. The sounding board we have found together reveals that most concerns are universal: to live in peace, to provide for our families, to have good health, and for the natural world to continue to coexist with humanity. We find partnership through these concerns, and realize that the essence of our work is wildly similar. This exhibit speaks of the movements that bring us together, that make us harmonize, as humans first and foremost.

Ann Barrett

Ann’s artistic concern is to communicate the complexity and beauty of the natural world and the plants and animals that inhabit it. Through the composition, pattern and movement within her paintings, Ann represents the inherent balance that lies beneath the chaos of life. Ann compliments her artwork with her environmental protection work, and considers this essential to the foundation of knowledge and inspiration from which she draws her paintings. Ann has a BFA from Denison University and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Ann Forbush

Ann Forbush is a Boston based artist and educator who makes prints, photographs and artists’ books. Her work draws heavily on the physicality of materials and references subjects ranging from art history to today’s headlines. Poised between representation and abstraction, her highly tactile pieces rely on visual metaphors, text and recurring elements that suggests a narrative while encouraging viewers to make associations of their own. Examples of her work are included in numerous collections including the Boston Atheneum, the Library of Congress and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Ann has a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Gabriela Gamboa

Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Venezuela, Gabriela Gamboa has carried her multicultural upbringing and worldview into her artistic practice as a videographer, photographer and filmmaker. Gabriela believes in artists as agents of change and in the benefits of art education, and has been a dedicated teacher in South and North America. She has exhibited across the globe, including at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo of Chile, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas and the Boston Center for the Arts. Gabriela has a BFA from the University of Chicago and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She also studied under the mentorship of photographers Ricardo Armas, Nelson Garrido and Luis Gonzalez Palma.

Colleen Pearce

Colleen Pearce believes that art can deepen our humanity. She considers her earliest education to be on her family’s farm in Michigan. Currently she enriches the lives of children by teaching art in the Lincoln Public Schools. Colleen has exhibited across New England including Three Stones Gallery, Catamount Arts, the Saco Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum, and Boston City Hall. She completed a BFA from Tufts University, a diploma in fine arts from the Museum School of Fine Arts, and recently she earned an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

About the Juror

Mary M. Tinti is an independent curator and art historian specializing in contemporary New England art and public art. Prior to her most recent position as curator of the Fitchburg Art Museum, Tinti was a Koch Curatorial Fellow at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the first-ever Public Art Fellow at the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Deputy Artistic Director of WaterFire Providence. Tinti received her B.A. from Providence College and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

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