Linda Bond (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow '13), moves us through present times by sharing her pandemic journal. As we all try to make sense of what it means to be alive during this plague, ArtSake is forever grateful for the voice of artists that endure through moments of great trials. Like most artists, I have had a number of professional opportunities cancelled … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work spaces and creative processes of individual artists.
ArtSake recently threaded our own needle by connecting with Marjorie Forte (Mass Cultural Council Drawing & Printmaking Fellow '20) and her expressive embroidery work. Thread is a simple thing found in every home. As a material, it evokes memories of handwork done by our grandmothers, binding the past with the present, speaking across generations. As a means of … [Read more...]
Originally from Moldova, Dorchester self-taught artist Natalia Mirabito paints en plein air and in the studio. As a means to see beyond her own reduced mobility, Natalia communicates her experiences of nostalgia and vibrancy felt within the natural world. From time spent in New England mountains and national seashores, she reflects on her and her viewer's mobility challenges by … [Read more...]
Wilhelm Neusser (Painting Finalist '20) invites us into his studio to share the creative yield from the "lost" spring and summer of COVID: paintings from his new solo exhibition. In my most recent body of work, a thicket of forsythia or a chain link fence create a space just out of reach, suggesting a longing for an indeterminate place or time. The exhibition of these … [Read more...]
Katherine Taylor asks the subjects of her photographic project, Masks of Boston, "Who do you wear a mask for?" It's a way of emphasizing the community connection inherent in the masks - now ubiquitous due to COVID-19. Here, she discusses the trajectory of the project, her approach to the portraits, and her outdoor socially-distanced studio. As a photojournalist who … [Read more...]