Carney Gallery

The Carney Gallery is the Center’s venue for visual art. Located just off the Atrium Lobby on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center, the Carney Gallery mounts up to five exhibitions during the academic year. Ongoing collaborations with area art associations offer students direct access to area artists and Boston’s vibrant art scene. Carney Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment during the academic year. (Please call 781-768-7034 to arrange an appointment.)

2012 – 2013 Gallery At A Glance

Upon Further Consideration: What tells a story...

In Memory of... 2008September 1–October 27

 

Re: Constructed

BlastNovember 2–December 30

 

Connections

Kiss A FrogJanuary 11–March 11

 

Rash Vows: Poems and Paintings on the Life of St. Francis

Snow FamilyMarch 15–May 13

 

Hemetera

April 16

 

Upon Further Consideration: What tells a story...

David Lang, Virginia Fitzgerald

In Memory of... 2008
In Memory of…, 2008, mixed media, 17" x 43"

September 1–October 27
Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4:00–7:00 pm
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Held together by intense imaginations, a tendency towards humor, and familiar objects reinterpreted, David Lang and Virginia Fitzgerald’s works are perfect complements. Lang’s artworks sparkle with wit, vitality, irony, and poetry. His small and curious combinations of found objects represent the universal. Elegant wings of paper mimic a tranquil heartbeat—or the rise and fall of the ocean tides. Fitzgerald finds her voice in dresses. She transforms everyday disposable products that pervade our lives into works of art that are at once beautiful and disconcerting. Lang and Fitzgerald open our eyes to the joy of the accidental find re-imagined and reborn.

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Re: Constructed

Jodi Colella

Blast
Blast, 2012, felted wool, nylon, wire, 31" x 24" x 22"
November 2–December 30
Reception: Friday, November 16, 5:30–8:00 pm
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Jodi Colella celebrates the intersection of science and art. She says, “Found fishing ropes morph into nerve capillaries, tubes of screen congregate into honeycomb, and wool grows from the crevices of driftwood—as if creating new species.” Forms come into being through the process of doing a small set of steps again and again. Though experience often serves as a guide for Colella, there is no way to know in advance what her instincts will produce. Small changes in an underlying pattern lead to fundamentally new results. The colors and textures range from the delicate to the massive ready to burst.

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Connections

Lorraine Sullivan

Kiss A FrogJanuary 11–March 11
Reception: Saturday, January 12, 4:00–7:00 pm
Monday through Friday 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Lorraine Sullivan entangles the viewer in a never-ending circuit of looking that both reveals and conceals underlying networks of visual puns, social commentary, and political astuteness. Her sculptures are strategies for engaging the public in thought and reflection. Family photos, vintage cloth, nineteenth century spelling bee word lists, and much more are assembled into arrangements that become intermediaries between the artist’s personal history and the works’ public role as mediums of communication and processors of memory.

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Rash Vows: Poems and Paintings on the Life of St. Francis

Julia Lisella, Adele Travisano

Snow Family
The Snow Family, 2008, oil & collage, 36" x 48"
March 15–May 13
Reception: Saturday, March 16, 3:00–5:30 pm
Monday through Friday 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Rash Vows explores the strong relationship between the worlds of poetry and artwork. Deeply inspired by the life and work of St. Francis of Assisi, thirteenth century founder of the men’s Franciscan Order and the women’s Order of St. Clare, Julia Lisella and Adele Travisano move the viewer and reader back and forth between two emotional fields. In this context, the syntax and line breaks of Lisella’s poems have a visual equivalent. Travisano’s paintings are complex narratives. Both artists fill their work with fluidity and beautifully raw emotion.

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Hemetera

April 16, 7:00 pm

Student readings from Hemetera, the Regis College literary magazine, spotlight the creative talents of the Regis student population. Hemetera is published annually and presents works in poetry, prose, photography and fine art.

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Contact Information

781-768-7030

Steven B. Hall

Fine Arts Center Director
781-768-7034

Nancy Rosata

Fine Arts Center Associate Director
781-768-7032

Andre H. Schiff

Fine Arts Center Technical Director
781-768-7036


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