In this month of turkey leftovers and jello molds (if that’s your thing), here’s a banquet of news from past MCC Fellows/Finalists.
Warner Friedman and Michael Zelehoski have a dual show at the Berkshire Museum, Exquisite Illusion. Also at Berkshire Museum: paintings by Janet Rickus, along with those of Colin Brant, are in Radical Traditionalism. Both exhibitions run 11/9/13-1/1/14, with an opening reception 11/9, 5-7 PM.
Claire Beckett has work in An Artificial Wilderness: The Landscape in Contemporary Photography at the Wadsworth Atheneum (thru 1/5/2014). Photographs from the artist’s The Converts series are included in Contact Sheet vol. 172, Light Work Annual 2013. She’s also in Character Study at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (thru 3/31/2014). Finally, her series Simulating Iraq is featured in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and works from it were shown at the Carroll and Sons booth at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, in October.
Martha Jane Bradford has a comprehensive exhibit of her digital drawings from the past 15 years, called A Fragile Harmony, at Athan’s Café Art Gallery in Brighton (thru 1/1/14, opening reception 11/17). The exhibition is sponsored by Unbound Visual Artists.
Beth Galston has a new computer-controlled light sculpture, Sound Wave, permanently installed at Music City Center in Nashville, TN in April 2013. Another work, Prairie Grass, will be permanently installed in San Antonio, TX in early 2014. Her site-specific light piece Fireflies is currently on view in the exhibit Animals: Dreamed & Dreaming at the Concord Art Association (thru 11/24, panel discussion 11/7 7-9 PM).
Danielle Legros Georges will read Thursday, November 21, 7 PM, with George Kalogeris as parts of the Rozzie Reads Poetry series in the Community Room at the Roslindale House.
Jared Katsiane‘s Big Willow premiered in April 2013 and has since been selected by 25 international film festivals, with a dozen screenings for the months of October-November, including the 23rd Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival (October 31-November 7) and the 30th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival in Germany (November 12-17).
Mary Bucci McCoy recently took part in the NURTUREart Benefit in New York City. She was one of the 55 nominees for the 2013 Brother Thomas Fellowship Awards. She had recent exhibitions in Philadelphia, Gloucester, and will have a solo exhibition at Kingston Gallery in Boston in April 2014.
Nathalie Miebach has work in All Things Considered VII: National Basketry Organization Juried Exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum (11/23/13-2/23/14).
Daniel Ranalli has two Snail Drawings in the exhibition Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. The show (running thru Sept. 2014) will inaugurate the new Art and Nature Center wing of the museum. He had work in the 25th Anniversary Sea Grant Exhibition at Rhode Island Art Gallery, including artists who have received a Visual Arts Sea Grant in the past 25 years. In addition, one of his pieces was acquired for the List Gallery Collection at M.I.T. and was exhibited there in September.
Matt Rich is in the show My Crippled Friend at Canzani Center Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design (thru 1/10/14). He’s also part of Painting Off, Paint On at Halsey McKay Gallery in NY (thru 11/10).
Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship‘s painting The Nest has been acquired by the Boston Athenaeum for its permanent collection. The exhibition Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum in the 21st Century is on view until 2/15/14.
Image: Joshua Meyer, WINGSPAN (2013), oil on canvas, 46×120 in (triptych).