Katie Dye, Amanda Kidd Schall, and Brittany Severance

Exhibition: March 13, 2018 – April 17, 2018

Artists’ Talk: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1:00 pm

Reception: Friday, March 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce Misremembered, the fourth show of the 2017-2018 season, juried by Mary Tinti.

The ever-changing emotional resonance of past events can transform our perceptions of memory as we mature. Amanda Kidd Schall represents recollections and impressions of her childhood experiences through monoprints made upon book pages. Her work is analogous to that of readers creating images in the mind’s eye to immerse themselves and understand the stories as they read the printed words of a novel.

Brittany Severance’s colorful, nostalgic photographs of her childhood home, like Schall’s work, represent an act of reflection and preservation of these significant memories for future generations. Severance explores how our interpretation and sentiment of photographs change with the passage of time, as they become artifacts of remembrance through inheritance.

Katie Dye’s glass sculptures address the malleability of memory. Cast in wax forms, the glass hearts, hands, and faces are not exact replications of the original form; rather, they drip with imperfections.

Just as thoughts ebb and flow, moving through the gallery space will be an experience similar to the process of making memories. The artists intertwine the display of glass sculpture, prints, and photographs in clusters on the wall and on pedestals, leaving plenty of visual breathing room and allowing viewers to respond to and reflect upon the work as they move through the gallery.

The Artists’ Talk on March 18 will incorporate working with the public to create a site-specific installation of accordion books that bridge the gap between two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. Accordion books are both sculptural and flat depending on how they are displayed. They run on, trail off, flip over to the other side, and circle back to the beginning, just like verbally sharing a memory. These books will be a collaboration between artists and viewers, installed cascading onto a pedestal and the floor. Starting out blank, they will be filled with stories and memories by the end of the exhibition.

About The Artists

Katie Dye earned her BFA with a concentration in sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art, where she focused on working with glass in its many forms. In her Worcester, Massachusetts, studio, she continues to explore the unique visual properties of glass, combining them with her interest in texture and light using a variety of kiln casting techniques. A frequent subject in her work is the human body and all its abstractions. Dye has shown her work at the Fitchburg Art Museum and in numerous galleries in New England.

Amanda Kidd Schall combines monotype, chine colle, dry-point etching, and linoleum block printing to create spontaneous, multidimensional works. Her mixed-media prints explore themes of femininity, sexuality, and memory, elevating everyday scenes into dynamic works of art. An alumnae of Clark University, Schall is an internationally recognized professional art framer, and one of only 50 Master Certified Picture Framers in the world. Schall’s work has been displayed at the Worcester Art Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum, and many galleries regionally. She lives and works in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Brittany Severance, a visual media artist based out of Worcester, Massachusetts, divides her time and passion for the visual arts between video and photographic mediums. Her work frequently explores themes of relationships, reminiscence, and nostalgia. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Department at Worcester State University, teaching film and media studies. Her creative work has been screened and shown at, among other places, the Women’s International Film and Arts Festival, the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Vermont Center for Photography, the Cambridge Art Association, the Nave Gallery, and the Providence Center for the Photographic Arts.

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.

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