Nathalie Miebach, O FORTUNA – SANDY SPINS (2013), reed, wood, rope, bamboo, weather data, 12x12x30 in
Support for artists can mean a lot of things, but it generally boils down to money, time, and/or space. On the money side of things, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) supports artists with unrestricted grants to Massachusetts artists through our Artist Fellowships. The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, an organization funded by several of MCC’s grant programs, supports artists by offering (among other things) time and space: seven-month residency fellowships that gives artists the space and time to advance their artistic practice.
This month, FAWC is presenting an exhibition of artists this month featuring artists supported, during their careers, by both FAWC and MCC Fellowships. Curated by Daniel Ranalli, the exhibition features Linda Bond, Nathalie Miebach, Jim Peters, and Nicky Tavares.
The exhibition, Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards to FAWC Fellows: The Importance of Artists Among Us, is in conjunction with FAWC’s 4th annual Summer Awards on Saturday, July 13, 2013, this year being given to Governor Deval Patrick to honor his support of the arts in Massachusetts. Past awardees include Tony Kushner, Michael Cunningham, and Mary Oliver.
Stills from YOUR FOOT IN MINE by Nicky Tavares (2013), 16mm loop installation, foot prints, glue, rose petals, tape, dust & lint
Jim Peters, MOTHER AND CHILD AT THE MOTEL (2007), oil on canvas, wax, wire, wood 25x18x5 in
Linda Bond, a detail from A COUNT (2012), gunpowder fingerprints on gauze bandages, 9x4x30 ft
The exhibition is open to the public July 14 through 26. More info: http://www.fawc.org/events/index.php
Nathalie Miebach, IN THE SHADOW OF A GIANT (2013), 32x32x25 in